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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Foreign Direct Investment

2016

  € million
 20152016
Foreign Direct Investment 
Flows - Abroad 151,77626,563
Flows - In Ireland 194,56713,129
Positions - Abroad - end year 835,530798,787
Positions - In Ireland - end year 815,831799,669
Positions - Net - end year19,699-882
Net Income Flows-47,727-39,913

The stock of Ireland’s net FDI abroad decreased to €-882m at end 2016

Figure 1 FDI Total Stock
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Irish stocks of direct investment abroad decreased to €799bn at the end of 2016 from a stock position of €836bn at the end of 2015. The end 2016 stock of direct investment abroad comprised of Equity Capital & Reinvested Earnings of €725bn and Other Capital of €74bn - see Table 3.

The stock of direct investment in Ireland also decreased between the end of 2015 and the end of 2016 - from €816bn to €800bn - see Table 4.

The decrease in stock of direct investment abroad between the end of 2015 and the end of 2016 - from €836bn to €799bn was largely due to withdrawals of investment in the US (-€13bn), Luxembourg (-€27bn) and Switzerland (-€12bn) which were partially offset by increased investment in Central American offshore centres (€15bn) - see Table 3.

 

 

The decrease in stock of direct investment in Ireland between the end of 2015 and the end of 2016 - from €816bn to €800bn resulted from withdrawals of investment by US (-€123bn) which was offset by increased investment from Europe (€117bn)  - see Table 4.

The net FDI for Ireland at the end of 2016 was a deficit of €882m, down €21bn from the net position at the end of 2015.