|Flows - Abroad||27,180||-34,690|
|Flows - In Ireland||35,607||-1,109|
|Positions - Abroad - end year||812,639||717,133|
|Positions - In Ireland - end year||797,521||744,386|
|Positions - Net - end year||15,118||-27,253|
|Net Income Flows||-42,673||-51,320|
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.