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CSO statistical release, , 11am

Foreign Direct Investment

2017

  € million
 20162017
   
Flows - Abroad 27,180-34,690
Flows - In Ireland 35,607-1,109
Positions - Abroad - end year 812,639717,133
Positions - In Ireland - end year 797,521744,386
Positions - Net - end year15,118-27,253
Net Income Flows-42,673-51,320

The stock of Ireland’s net FDI decreased to -€27bn at end 2017

Foreign Direct Investment Figure 1
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Irish stocks of direct investment abroad decreased to €717bn at the end of 2017 from a stock position of €813bn at the end of 2016. The end 2017 stock of direct investment abroad comprised of Equity Capital & Reinvested Earnings of €646bn and Other Capital of €71bn - see Table 3.

The stock of direct investment in Ireland also decreased between the end of 2016 and the end of 2017 - from €798bn to €744bn - see Table 4. 

The decrease in stock of direct investment abroad between the end of 2016 and the end of 2017 - from €813bn to €717bn resulted from the withdrawal of investment from Luxembourg (-€118bn) and Offshore centres (-€12bn) which was partially offset by increased investment in Netherlands (€25bn) and US (€5bn) - see Table 3.

The decrease in stock of direct investment in Ireland between the end of 2016 and the end of 2017 - from €798bn to €744bn was largely due to withdrawals of investment by US (-€45bn) and UK (-€16bn) - see Table 4.

The net FDI for Ireland at the end of 2017 was a deficit of €27bn, down €42bn from the net position at the end of 2016.