World Investment Report

WIR ReaderThe World Investment Report focuses on trends in foreign direct investment (FDI) worldwide, at the regional and country levels and emerging measures to improve its contribution to development. Click on the "Reports" tab below to download a free copy of this report. Overviews of the report are also available in all official UN languages.

Every issue of the Report has:
  • Analysis of the trends in FDI during the previous year, with especial emphasis on the development implications.
  • Ranking of the largest transnational corporations in the world.
  • In-depth analysis of a selected topic related to FDI.
  • Policy analysis and recommendations.
  • Statistical annex with data on FDI flows and stocks at the country level.
 

 

 

 News

 
 Global foreign direct investment slides for third consecutive year
Contraction largely caused by US multinationals repatriating earnings from abroad.
 Global competition for investment prompts a surge in special economic zones
More than 1,000 zones were created in the last five years, and at least 500 more are in the pipeline for the coming years.
 Foreign direct investment to Africa defies global slump, rises 11%
Continent-wide trade agreement bodes well for future investment in Africa and burgeoning special economic zones further buttress prospects.
 Developing countries in Asia receive more than $500 billion in investments
Region receives 39% of global investment flows - the largest share. It also hosts more than 4,000 special economic zones - three quarters of world total.
 Investment flows to transition economies continued to slide in 2018
Transition economies lean heavily on special economic zones for investment.
 Investment flows to structurally weak economies remain fragile
Least developed countries recover, led by Asia, while small island developing states contract again as flows to Caribbean and African islands flounder.
 Foreign direct investment to Latin America and the Caribbean slides by 6%
Investment flows to and from the region are expected to hold steady in 2019, as commodity prices and economic conditions in major economies stabilize.

 

 Reports

 
World Investment Report 2019 (Overview) (UNCTAD/WIR/2019(Overview))
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World Investment Report 2018 - Overview (UNCTAD/WIR/2018(Overview))
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World Investment Report 2017 - Overview (UNCTAD/WIR/2017(Overview))
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World Investment Report 2016 - Overview (UNCTAD/WIR/2016 (Overview))
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World Investment Report 2014 - Overview (UNCTAD/WIR/2014(Overview))
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World Investment Report 2013 - Overview (UNCTAD/WIR/2013(Overview))
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World Investment Report 2012 (Overview) (UNCTAD/WIR/2012(Overview))
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World Investment Report 2011 (Overview) (UNCTAD/WIR/2011 (Overview))
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World Investment Report 2010 - Overview (UNCTAD/WIR/2010(Overview) )
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World Investment Report 2009 - Overview (UNCTAD/WIR/2009(Overview))
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WORLD INVESTMENT REPORT 2006 - OVERVIEW (UNCTAD/WIR/2006(OVERVIEW))
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WORLD INVESTMENT REPORT 2005 - OVERVIEW (UNCTAD/WIR/2005(Overview))
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