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CSO statistical release, 12 February 2015, 11am

Foreign Direct Investment

2013

  € million
 20122013
Foreign Direct Investment 
Flows - Abroad 11,89718,057
Flows - In Ireland 35,18427,892
Positions - Abroad - end year 312,348389,083
Positions - In Ireland - end year 276,086286,942
Positions - Net - end year36,262102,141
Net Income Flows-25,508-22,512
   
  

Ireland’s net FDI (asset) position increases to €102bn at end-2013

Stock of Inward Direct Investment Geographical Breakdown 2013 Fig 1

Irish stocks of direct investment abroad increased to €389bn at the end of 2013 from a position of €312bn at the end of 2012. The end of 2013 stock of outward direct investment comprised of an Equity Capital & Reinvested Earnings position of €327bn and an Other Capital position of €62bn. The rise between the end of 2012 and the end of 2013 was mainly due to increased investment in enterprises located in the US (€22bn), Central American Offshore countries (€16bn) and enterprises located in Europe (€26bn). The increase in Europe was accounted for by increased investment in enterprises located in Luxembourg (€20bn) and the UK (€16bn) and partially offset by a fall in investment of €16bn in enterprises located in the Netherlands. - see Table 3.

The level of total foreign direct investment into Ireland also increased between the end of 2012 and the end of 2013 - from €276bn to €287bn.  The main contributors were increases of €11bn from European countries and of €3bn from US, partially offset by decreased investment of almost €4bn from Central American Offshore countries.- see Table 4

The net FDI (asset) position for Ireland at the end of 2013 was a surplus of €102bn, up €66bn from the net position at the end of 2012.

 

 

X-axis labelFlows
United States8.255
Offshore Centres6.411
Luxembourg3.755
France3.607
Italy 1.87
Other3.994

Inward investment flows decreased

Flows of direct investment into Ireland in 2013 were €28bn – down from a €35bn inflow in 2012. Equity investment amounted to €7bn, while reinvested earnings and other capital amounted to €18bn and €3bn respectively.  The main source of inward investment was from the US (€8bn), from France and Luxembourg and Bermuda (€4bn respectively). Investment from Europe fell from €23bn in 2012 to €16bn in 2013. Similarly, investment from Asia was down from €4bn in 2012 to a disinvestment of €1bn in 2013 - see Table 2.

During 2013 direct investment flows abroad increased by €6bn to €18bn compared with €12bn in 2012. Investment into Europe of €20bn (mainly UK €7bn and Luxembourg €5bn) accounted for most of the total investment.  The flows consisted of increases in equity investment and reinvested earnings of €8bn and €11bn respectively with a marginal disinvestment of other capital of €50m - see Table 1.

X-axis labelManufacturingServices
In Ireland82.293203.311
Abroad67.081307.146

Sectoral breakdown

Investment abroad by enterprises located in Ireland was mainly into the services sector - positions of €307bn at the end of 2013 were up €45bn compared to positions at the end of 2012.  Of this investment in the services sector, 61% (€187bn) was into the EU. Investment in the manufacturing sector amounted to €67bn - see table 7.

The largest sector for inward investment was financial intermediation which at the end of 2013 amounted to €119bn, representing 42% of the total stock of inward investment (€287bn).  Investment in the pharmaceutical sector decreased by €1bn to €36bn in the same period- see Table 8.

Direct investment income

Earnings of foreign owned direct investment enterprises were €40bn in 2013, down €3bn compared with 2012. The earnings of European owned companies were €22bn in 2013, also down €3bn on the 2012 figure.  Income earned abroad by investors located in Ireland was €18bn in 2013 unchanged since 2012. The source of these earnings were mainly the US (€5bn), Luxembourg (€5bn), the Netherlands (€1bn) and Offshore Centres (€4bn) - see Table 9.

Table 1 Direct Investment1 Flows Abroad Classified by Location of Investment  € million
Region/Country2012 22013
EquityReinvested EarningsOther CapitalTotal EquityReinvested EarningsOther CapitalTotal
Europe3335,601-1,1434,792 15,7106,113-2,27419,549
  of which:         
    Belgium-200**-9 **-215-198
    France **87200 1315754241
    Germany -1343971 7552319446
    Italy**79-68 **-130144
    Luxembourg-3,7061,896-1,525-3,334 3,7692,767-1,4705,063
    Netherlands *1,679*1,111 3071,281-2501,338
    Spain80**-743 **424528
    Switzerland**71,087 **-71*
    United Kingdom 520732-1,408-154 4,9679521,5667,483
    EU 283-3,0774,897-1,983-162 9,6465,123-1,94512,823
    EMU 184-3,6753,692-2,536-2,519 4,6594,187-1,5867,259
          
Americas5,524*-3,821* -8,3094,3132,499-1,498
  North America*1,113*6,781 **2,0182,298
   of which:         
    Canada*16*22 **-9-46
    United States *1,098*6,758 **2,0262,343
  Central America-4603,219-4,101-1,342 **502-3,786
  South America**** -415-20-9
          
Asia*509*920 **-35490
  of which:         
    China14*2* 24*-15*
    Hong Kong*232* *15*17
    Japan*20*258 -133118107
          
Africa***-11 *6**
Oceania and Polar Regions*202** ***547
          
Not geographically allocated577228-181125 **-553*
          
Total6,84510,915-5,86411,897 7,56610,538-4718,057
  of which:         
    All offshore centres66633,473-3,383753 *1,992*-3,828
1Data are provided according to arithmetic sign conventions e.g. minus signs are used in cases where there is withdrawal of investment.
2Revised
3For analytical purposes, additional details are given of transactions between residents of Ireland and residents of the EU28 area.
4The relevant EMU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal,
Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
5This category covers data supplied by respondents without a geographical breakdown.
6This category overlaps with the regions referred to above and covers Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Netherlands Antilles, Barbados, Bahrain, Bermuda,
Bahamas, Belize, Cook Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Jersey, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands,
Lebanon, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Montserrat, Maldives, Nauru, Niue, Panama, Philippines, Singapore, St Maarten, Turks and Caicos
Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa.
*Data suppressed for confidentiality reasons.
Table 2 Direct Investment1 Flows into Ireland Classified by Location of Investor € million
Region/Country2012 2 2013
EquityReinvested EarningsOther CapitalTotal EquityReinvested EarningsOther CapitalTotal
Europe14,64011,401-2,94223,101 3,49411,18292515,603
  of which:         
    Belgium **-1,687-695 *914*982
    France 3921,268-1551,504 *1,330*3,607
    Germany 464824-429861 45694-86655
    Italy -871,105-163853 491,3744471,870
    Luxembourg4,2741,002-1,3343,943 -2,9375646,1293,755
    Netherlands 1,0064,6015,82611,433 -1,8163,328-2311,280
    United Kingdom 7,449106-4,3703,187 4,509-764-4,628-884
    EU 283 13,63010,267-1,11522,783 2,9577,9873,32114,264
    EMU 1846,7319,9663,03119,728 -2,2028,7387,53014,066
          
North America**-3,4973,966 5,9131,6328168,361
  of which:         
    Canada**190634 -1624100105
    United States 3,7353,283-3,6863,332 5,9291,6097178,255
          
Central America-1,2065,477-1,8952,376 -5584,5729895,003
  of which:         
    Bermuda1005,237-2,4412,897 -2904,3042714,285
          
South America**-136-96 004947
  of which:         
    Brazil00-120-120 006161
          
Asia1,1613442,8274,329 **637-704
  of which:         
    China**4339 **-390-385
    Japan **4071,199 **-1,256-1,159
          
Africa**66-21 **1-2
Oceania and Polar Regions**743771 **478515
          
Not geographically allocated5**685756 **-621-927
          
Total18,47320,859-4,14735,184 6,82517,7943,27327,892
  of which:         
    All offshore centres6-1,4775,835-6263,732 -4994,7332,1776,411
1Data are provided according to arithmetic sign conventions e.g. minus signs are used in cases where there is withdrawal of investment.
2Revised
3For analytical purposes, additional details are given of transactions between residents of Ireland and residents of the EU28 area.
4The relevant EMU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal,
 Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
5This category covers data supplied by respondents without a geographical breakdown.
6This category overlaps with the regions referred to above and covers Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Netherlands Antilles, Barbados, Bahrain,
Bermuda, Bahamas, Belize, Cook Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Isle of Man, Jersey, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis,
Cayman Islands, Lebanon, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Montserrat, Maldives, Nauru, Niue, Panama, Philippines, Singapore,
St Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa.
*Data suppressed for confidentiality reasons.
Table 3 Direct Investment1 Abroad End Year Positions Classified by Location of Investment€ million
Region/Country2012 2 2013
Equity Capital & Reinvested EarningsOther CapitalTotal Equity Capital & Reinvested EarningsOther CapitalTotal
Europe166,08348,024214,107 192,24447,804240,047
  of which:       
    France 1,9261,0712,997 2,0906592,749
    Germany 3,0081593,167 3,1283043,432
    Italy301402704 55516571
    Luxembourg39,12224,75663,878 56,78826,61283,400
    Netherlands 34,0135,66439,678 18,6955,16023,856
    Switzerland**6,609 9,98613910,125
    United Kingdom 47,0522,95050,001 60,8525,33066,182
    Offshore centres9,2181,89511,113 9,0681,78010,847
    EU 283 149,12645,061194,187 171,57045,856217,426
    EMU 18493,33532,898126,233 96,07333,623129,695
        
Americas**83,774 **121,670
  North America**39,629 **61,430
   of which:       
    Canada**1,894 **1,645
    United States 39,868-2,13237,735 57,8151,97059,786
  Central America46,658-3,19843,460 52,1737,51359,687
   of which:       
    Offshore centres46,018-3,29442,725 51,5587,50559,063
  South America107578685 94459553
        
Asia 2,561-2102,352 3,834923,927
Africa98134232 **98
Oceania and Polar Regions**4,026 5,299-4144,886
Not geographically allocated58,020-1627,858 13,7594,69618,455
        
Total269,81842,530312,348 326,90162,182389,083
  of which:       
    All offshore centres655,847-1,40154,446 61,5409,11170,651
1The sign convention used is: for year-end positions 'Abroad', an entry without sign indicates a net asset position, while a minus sign indicates a net liability position.
2Revised
3For analytical purposes, additional details are given of transactions between residents of Ireland and residents of the EU28 area.
4The relevant EMU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta,
Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
5This category covers data supplied by respondents without a geographical breakdown.
6This category overlaps with the regions referred to above and covers Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Netherlands Antilles,
Barbados, Bahrain, Bermuda, Bahamas, Belize, Cook Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Isle of Man,
Jersey, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Lebanon, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Montserrat, Maldives,
Nauru, Niue, Panama, Philippines , Singapore, St Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,
British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa.
*Data suppressed for confidentiality reasons.
Table 4 Direct Investment1 in Ireland End Year Positions Classified by Location of Investor € million
Region/Country2012 2 2013
Equity Capital & Reinvested EarningsOther CapitalTotal Equity Capital & Reinvested EarningsOther CapitalTotal
Europe180,89042,424223,314 193,10740,948234,055
  of which:       
    Belgium1,366-2,817-1,452 3,385-7902,595
    France 13,5133,89817,411 15,4384,55619,994
    Germany 9,2371,07910,316 9,0221,78710,809
    Italy 6,6903837,074 7,8583368,194
    Luxembourg37,33433,00770,341 33,23333,64466,877
    Netherlands 42,2715,20847,479 43,7935,27549,068
    Spain7,9035038,405 8,5959899,584
    Switzerland11,16898312,151 14,674-1,12713,547
    United Kingdom 40,591-3,17737,414 46,611-6,67439,937
    Offshore centres4,026-94,016 4,349-6933,656
    EU 283164,79940,819205,617 173,88142,178216,059
    EMU 184119,63143,422163,052 122,63048,041170,671
        
North America60,993-42,25618,737 64,222-43,02121,202
  of which:       
    Canada3,526-2893,237 3,199-2742,925
    United States 57,467-41,96615,500 61,023-42,74618,277
        
Central America**24,637 **20,939
  of which:       
    Offshore centres33,701-9,13824,563 33,400-12,68320,717
        
South America**-348 **-286
  of which:       
    Brazil**-247 **-233
        
Asia2,1066,0798,185 1,0606,1147,174
  of which:       
    China**-248 **-650
    Japan8554691,324 809-591219
    Singapore21** 15**
    Offshore centres5516,8226,872 62**
        
Africa **421 **207
Oceania and Polar Regions**523 63752815
        
Not geographically allocated6225390615 **2,836
        
Total278,737-2,651276,086 294,402-7,460286,942
  of which:       
    All offshore centres737,965-2,32635,640 38,001-4,59033,411
1The sign convention used is: for year-end positions 'In Ireland' an entry without sign indicates a net liability position, while a minus sign indicates a net asset position.
2Revised
3For analytical purposes, additional details are given of transactions between residents of Ireland and residents of the EU28 area.
4The relevant EMU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta,
 Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
5This category overlaps with some of the regions referred to above.
6This category covers data supplied by respondents without a geographical breakdown
7This category overlaps with the regions referred to above and covers Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Netherlands Antilles,
Barbados, Bahrain, Bermuda, Bahamas, Belize, Cook Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Isle of Man,
Jersey, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Lebanon, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Montserrat,
Maldives, Nauru, Niue, Panama, Philippines, Singapore, St Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,
British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa.
*Data suppressed for confidentiality reasons.
Table 5 Direct Investment1 Flows Abroad Classified by Activity2 of Resident Investor, 2012 and 2013 € million
SectorNACE 2 2012 3 2013
 Total         of which: Total         of which:
Section & DivisionEU 284EMU 185 EU 284EMU 185
All Industries 11,897-162-2,519 18,05712,8237,259
  of which:        
  Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; Mining and Quarrying; ConstructionA, B & F**-1,205 *1,950*
  Total Manufacturing SectorC6,91312595 9,6005,428547
         
    Food, beverages and tobacco products10, 11 & 12649** 4,772**
    Textiles and wood13, 14 & 16 - 18*** ***
    Basic pharmaceutical products and preparations21*-579-584 *337329
    Other manufacturing n.e.s. 7,185-314-223 6,785390276
        
  Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning supplyD**0 *106*
  Total Services Sector45 - 995,572550-1,408 8,5115,3384,719
         
    Wholesale and retail trade; Repairs of motor vehiclesG1,641150-21 761200122
    Transportation and storageH*** *8*
    Information and communicationI-1,55017-8 2,846275*
    Financial and insurance activitiesK1,38978025 2,9572,7411,063
    of which:        
      Activities of holding companies64.21,245613409 607637381
    Other service activities 6 *** *2,1143,186
1Data are provided according to arithmetic sign conventions e.g. minus signs are used in cases where there is withdrawal of investment.
2The activity classification used in this release is the NACE Rev. 2 classification.
3Revised
4For analytical purposes, additional details are given of transactions between residents of Ireland and residents of the EU28 area.
5The relevant EMU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
6This covers residual FDI service activity.
*Data suppressed for confidentiality reasons.
Table 6 Direct Investment1 Flows into Ireland Classified by Activity2 of Resident Enterprise, 2012 and 2013 € million
SectorNACE 2 2012 32013
 Total of which:  Total of which:
Section & DivisionUnited StatesJapanEU 284EMU 185Offshore Centres United StatesJapanEU 284EMU 185Offshore Centres
All Industries 35,1843,3321,19922,78319,7283,732 27,8928,255-1,15914,26414,0666,411
  Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; Mining and Quarrying; ConstructionA, B & F**0**0 **0**0
  Total Manufacturing SectorC9,4611,0975810,58811,703-1,779 12,8684,459476,7977,5021,050
    Food, beverages and tobacco products10, 11 & 12430-494*76973546 ***4,9755,189*
    Textiles and wood13, 14 & 16 - 18*00*** *00**0
    Basic pharmaceutical products and preparations21156-35-921,413917207 -1,900-1,144-30-1,167-598246
    Other manufacturing n.e.s. *1,626**** 9,832*****
               
  Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning supplyD**0**0 **0**0
  Total Services Sector45 - 9926,1922,2281,14212,6808,0305,513 14,8243,787-1,2067,2816,5825,360
    Wholesale and retail trade; Repairs of motor vehiclesG1,2721,6716233225172 -469-802-2011,0031,89635
    Transportation and storageH**0**0 **0**0
    Information and communicationI7,3864,149-35-837-9154,039 2,430*14,2573,8712,606
    Financial intermediation6414,932-6,684*14,71011,5062,754 16,5529,236*5,0864,3443,288
      of which: 000000 000000
       Activities of holding companies64.24,759*0*132171 -278-134**52660
    Insurance, reinsurance and pension funding651,4292,690101-728159-884 1,618879-103547337-30
    Other financial activities661,829*0*** 631*0785774*
    Other services activities *237*-2,309-4,468* *-629****
1Data are provided according to arithmetic sign conventions. e.g. minus signs are used in cases where there is withdrawal of investment.
2The activity classification used in this release is the NACE Rev. 2 classification.
3Revised
4For analytical purposes, additional details are given of transactions between residents of Ireland and residents of the EU28 area.
5The relevant EMU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
*Data suppressed for confidentiality reasons.
Table 7 Direct Investment1 Abroad End Year Positions Classified by Activity2 of Resident Investor, 2012 and 2013€ million
SectorNACE 2 2012 3 2013
 Total         of which: Total         of which:
Section & DivisionEU 284EMU 185 EU 284EMU 185
All Industries 312,348194,187126,233 389,083217,426129,695
  of which:   
  Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing; Mining and Quarrying; ConstructionA, B & F*** ***
  Total Manufacturing SectorC34,37216,01512,312 67,08122,75514,206
    Food, beverages and tobacco products 8,024** 15,46310,748*
    Textiles and wood10, 11 & 12*** ***
    Basic pharmaceutical products and preparations13, 14 & 16 - 183,054** 23,8691,3151,180
    Other manufacturing n.e.s.21*3,9291,480 **1,573
         
  Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning supplyD*** ***
  Total Services Sector45 - 99262,167171,335109,650 307,146187,086110,382
        
    Wholesale and retail trade; Repairs of motor vehiclesG13,0455,988962 13,8566,8881,033
    Transportation and storageH*116313 *128*
    Information and communicationI1,039378342 1,375580672
    Financial and insurance activitiesK64,62552,04039,271 55,61544,00723,185
     of which:        
        Activities of holding companies64.235,33826,56925,258 19,3559,8379,124
    Other service activities 6*112,81368,762 *135,483*
1The sign convention used is: for year-end positions 'Abroad', an entry without sign indicates a net asset position, while a minus sign indicates a net liability position.
2The activity classification used in this release is the NACE Rev. 2 classification.
3Revised
4For analytical purposes, additional details are given of transactions between residents of Ireland and residents of the EU28 area.
5The relevant EMU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
6This covers residual FDI service activity.
*Data suppressed for confidentiality reasons.
Table 8 Direct Investment1 in Ireland End year Positions Classified by Activity2 of Resident Enterprise, 2012 and 2013 € million
SectorNACE 2 2012 32013
 Total of which:  Total of which:
Section & DivisionUnited StatesJapanEU 284EMU 185Offshore Centres United StatesJapanEU 284EMU 185Offshore Centres
All Industries 276,08615,5001,324205,617163,05235,640 286,94218,277219216,059170,67133,411
  Agriculture, Forestry and FishingA**0**0 **0**0
  Mining and Quarrying; ConstructionB**0**0 **0**0
  Total ManufacturingC69,2373,825-38156,38455,0075,402 82,2937,855-15962,05960,4816,780
    Food, beverages and tobacco products10, 11 & 124,209-484*1,7883,6703,620 9,540006,8337,9264,083
    Textiles and wood13, 14 & 16 - 18*00*** *00**0
    Basic pharmaceutical products and preparations2136,6821,175-23332,65131,5851,227 35,779311*32,52231,8981,420
    Metal and mechanical products24, 25, 26 & 286,398619-98,7558,959-2,796 7,517366*9,54610,146-2,521
    Other manufacturing *2,515**** *7,178-33**3,798
               
  Electricity, Gas, Steam and Air Conditioning supplyD*00*00 *00*00
  Total Services Sector45 - 99205,72811,6741,706148,114107,92530,238 203,31110,421378152,661110,11926,631
    Wholesale and retail trade; Repairs of motor vehiclesG11,2393,580-567,6076,8482,219 10,1222,285-2709,0249,1912,197
    Information and communicationI13,2306,644*2,6122,7584,831 12,651850*7,8307,5484,264
    Financial intermediation 64103,706-7,691*89,25764,15416,003 119,428-2,282*96,75969,52119,549
     of which:              
        Activities of holding companies64.215,131**9,6938,6133,256 19,6852,207*13,15712,0304,371
    Insurance services6528,4943,56324215,97612,8756,508 21,2734,4173713,58910,6931,991
    Administrative and support activitiesN****** *****-1,825
    Other services activities **-1*** **0**455
1The sign convention used is: for year-end positions 'In Ireland' an entry without sign indicates a net liability position, while a minus sign indicates a net asset position.
2The activity classification used in this release is the NACE Rev. 2 classification.
3Revised
4For analytical purposes, additional details are given of transactions between residents of Ireland and residents of the EU28 area.
5The relevant EMU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
*Data suppressed for confidentiality reasons.
Table 9 Direct Investment Income1 Flows Classified by Geographic Location of Creditor/Debtor € million
Region/Country2012 2 2013
InflowsOutflowsNet InflowsOutflowsNet
Europe8,09925,236-17,137 8,61421,961-13,347
  of which:       
     Belgium -38693-731 -37918-955
    France 1561,586-1,430 1471,611-1,464
    Germany 68981-913 79833-754
    Italy281,347-1,319 331,620-1,587
    Luxembourg 3,4882,541947 4,5662,4362,130
    Netherlands 2,0299,281-7,252 1,4127,150-5,738
    Spain28692-664 38717-679
    Switzerland*5,552* *4,430*
    United Kingdom 1,0851,270-185 1,1101,554-444
    EU 2837,35019,141-11,791 7,43217,329-9,897
    EMU 1845,77917,313-11,534 6,25615,438-9,182
        
Americas8,54217,385-8,843 7,90417,644-9,740
  of which:       
    Canada26303-277 1928-9
    United States3,4845,191-1,707 4,6974,166531
    Offshore Centres4,99711,490-6,493 3,16513,418-10,253
        
Asia695440255 691345346
  of which:       
    Japan *124* *138*
        
Africa**-4 *6*
Oceania and Polar Regions203** 238**
Not geographically allocated5*241* **57
        
Total17,79143,299-25,508 17,88340,395-22,512
  of which:       
    Offshore centres65,27312,360-7,087 3,62513,709-10,084
1Income on equity and other direct investment capital
2Revised
3For analytical purposes, additional details are given of transactions between residents of Ireland and residents of the EU28 area.
4The relevant EMU countries are: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta,
Netherlands, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia and Spain.
5This category covers data supplied by respondents without a geographical breakdown.
6This category overlaps with the regions referred to above and covers Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Anguilla, Netherlands Antilles,
Barbados, Bahrain, Bermuda, Bahamas, Belize, Cook Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Grenada, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Isle of Man,
Jersey, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, Cayman Islands, Lebanon, Saint Lucia, Liechtenstein, Liberia, Marshall Islands, Montserrat, Maldives,
Nauru, Niue, Panama, Philippines , Singapore, St Maarten, Turks and Caicos Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,
British Virgin Islands, US Virgin Islands, Vanuatu, Samoa.
*Data suppressed for confidentiality reasons.

Background Notes

The Foreign Direct Investment release updates the annual statistical series on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows and end-year stocks (or positions) for Ireland broken down geographically by region and by country.  The release includes tables with further analyses of the FDI flows and stocks presented by the principal economic activity (using NACE Rev.2 classification) of the resident direct investment enterprise.  The statistics are methodologically consistent with the data already presented in the quarterly balance of payments and IIP releases.  The statistics are also compatible with those supplied to Eurostat and the European Central Bank (ECB) and to other international organisations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

For more detailed methodological information see Foreign Direct Investment - Background Notes (PDF 215KB)

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