FDI flows to the ASEAN region continued to rise in the first half of 2002, according to statistics released jointly today by ASEAN and UNCTAD. The 0.4% increase over the same period a year earlier, although slight, was helped by high reinvested earnings, which mitigated the FDI downturn and kept the region´s FDI inflows resilient. More than 75% of the value of FDI flows in 2001 to Malaysia and Singapore, for example, and about 33% to the Philippines, came from reinvested earnings.
The 10 ASEAN member States are Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People´s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.
FDI data for the region as a whole, and for individual countries, will be updated regularly. The next major update is scheduled for early September.
For more information, please refer to the following document (PDF): Spotlight on ASEAN.
or contact Marical Macesar, Senior Officer, Investment Unit, ASEAN Secretariat, Jakarta, Indonesia. E: firstname.lastname@example.org, T: +62 21 726 2991,
or Kee Hwee Wee, Economic Affairs Officer, DITE/IIA - UNCTAD, Geneva, Switzerland. T: +41 22 907 5933, E: email@example.com.