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Rita Mesias
Published Date:
October 2015
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GUIDE

COORDINATED DIRECT INVESTMENT SURVEY GUIDE – 2015

2015

© 2015 International Monetary Fund

Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Joint Bank-Fund Library

Coordinated direct investment survey guide. – Washington, D.C.: International Monetary Fund, 2015.

pages ; cm

ISBN: 978-1-51351-941-8 (print)

ISBN: 978-1-51358-943-5 (ePub)

ISBN: 978-1-51358-488-1 (Mobipocket)

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1. Investments, Foreign. 2. Economic surveys. I. International Monetary Fund.

HG4538.C667 2015

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Contents

Preface

This Coordinated Direct Investment Survey Guide (Guide) has been prepared to assist economies in participating in the Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (CDIS). The CDIS is being conducted under the auspices of the Statistics Department (STA) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) across a wide range of economies. The survey is conducted simultaneously by all participating economies, uses consistent definitions, and encourages best practices in collecting, compiling, and disseminating data on direct investment positions. The CDIS is thus an important tool in capturing world totals and the geographic distribution of direct investment positions, thereby contributing to important new understandings of the extent of globalization, and improving the overall quality of direct investment data worldwide. As of the writing of this updated Guide, more than 100 economies participate in the CDIS.

The Guide clarifies and updates (rather than substantially changes) the previous international guidelines on CDIS published by the IMF in 2010. Thus, it maintains the structure of the 2010 Guide. This Guide, as well as the 2010 Guide, is fully consistent with the sixth edition of the IMF’s Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6) and the fourth edition of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)’s Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment (BD4). This Guide provides and explains simplified methods rather than conceptually ideal methods for economies that do not have fully developed data collection and compilation systems in place. Since the CDIS has become an annual undertaking, STA encourages compilers to refine and improve their direct investment data compilation methods over time, to move them closer to conceptually ideal methods as circumstances may warrant.

The updated Guide was prepared by STA’s CDIS team comprising Rita Mesías (primary drafter), Emma Angulo, Alicia Hierro, Padma Hurree Gobin, and Tatsuhiko Hagitani, all economists of the Balance of Payments Division. They were closely supervised by Eduardo Valdivia-Velarde, Deputy Division Chief, under the general direction of Ralph Kozlow, former Division Chief. Manik Shrestha, Division Chief, oversaw the finalization of the Guide. Ana Boudreau (Balance of Payments Division) provided administrative support in preparing the Guide. This Guide has benefited from comments provided by members of the IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics and the OECD’s Working Group on International Investment Statistics.

Louis Marc Ducharme

Director

Statistics Department

International Monetary Fund

Abbreviations

BD4

OECD Benchmark Definition of Foreign Direct Investment, 4th edition

BIS

Bank for International Settlements

BOPCOM

IMF Committee on Balance of Payments Statistics

BPM6

Sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual, IMF

BPM6 CG

BPM6 Compilation Guide, IMF

BSA

Balance Sheet Approach

CDIS

Coordinated Direct Investment Survey, IMF

CPIS

Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey, IMF

DI

Direct Investor

DIENT

Direct Investment Enterprise

DIIC Method

Direct Influence/Indirect Control Method

ECB

European Central Bank

ESOs

Employee Stock Options

EU

European Union

Eurostat

Statistical Office of the European Union

FDIR

Framework of Direct Investment Relationships

Guide

Coordinated Direct Investment Survey Guide, IMF

IBS

International Banking Statistics, BIS

IIP

International Investment Position

IMF

International Monetary Fund

ITRS

International Transactions Reporting System

LEG

Local Enterprise Groups

MFSM

Monetary and Financial Statistics Manual, IMF

MMFs

Money Market Funds

NPISH

Nonprofit Institutions Serving Households

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OFBV

Own Funds at Book Value

PMM

Participation Multiplication Method

Repos

Repurchase Agreements

SDDS

Special Data Dissemination Standard

SDRs

Special Drawing Rights, IMF

SMEs

Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises

SPEs

Special Purpose Entities

STA

Statistics Department, IMF

UCP

Ultimate Controlling Parent

UIE

Ultimate Investing Economy

UNCTAD

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

2008 SNA

System of National Accounts 2008

2013 EDS Guide

2013 External Debt Statistics: Guide for Compilers and Users, IMF

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