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Shift to the East


  • Gabor Hunya

    () (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw)

  • Monika Schwarzhappel

    () (The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw)


The FDI inflow to Central, East and Southeast Europe reached a new high in 2006, EUR 77 billion, 30% more than in the previous year. But the FDI inflow and its growth were unevenly distributed. The inflow was stagnating in the NMS-5 but increasing in Southeast Europe and the European CIS. This publication provides an analysis of recent developments and prospects of FDI. It tackles all major issues brought forward by the latest statistics FDI inflows and outflows, inward and outward stocks, forms of FDI and trends in FDI related earnings, and changes in FDI by home/host country and by economic activity. It also summarizes information on Austrian FDI in the region as reported by the host countries. The analysis is followed by two sets of tables Tables I contain total flow and stock data according to the respective countries’ National Banks, while Tables II provide more detailed FDI data by economic activity and by country. The main source of data are the National Banks of the individual Central, East and Southeast European countries. FDI flows are taken from the balance of payments, stocks from the international investment position statistics. The wiiw Database on FDI contains some 3200 time series and is available in print and PDF as well as on CD-ROM. The latter version contains longer time series and provides tables in HTML, CSV and MS Excel format. The publication is issued at the end of May each year, when most data for the previous year have been published. The print (PDF) version includes data on FDI total inflow/outflow in EUR and USD, 1999-2006 FDI total inward/outward stock in EUR and USD, 1999-2006 FDI per capita (flow, stock) and selected other reference parameters on FDI, 1999-2006 FDI inflow/outflow by form in EUR, 1999-2006 FDI income (inflow and outflow) in EUR, 1999-2006 FDI inward/outward stock data by activity (NACE A-Q, DA-DN), 2003-2006 FDI inward/outward stock data by home/host country, 2003-2006 The CD-ROM version contains in addition longer time series from 1990 onwards (as far as available) more detailed breakdown by industries (NACE 15-37) FDI inflow/outflow by activity (NACE A-Q, DA-DN, 15-37) and by home/host country FDI stock by form

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  • Gabor Hunya & Monika Schwarzhappel, 2007. "Shift to the East," wiiw FDI Reports 2007-05, The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies, wiiw.
  • Handle: RePEc:wii:fdirep:fdi:2007-05

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    Cited by:

    1. Martin Bijsterbosch & Marcin Kolasa, 2010. "FDI and productivity convergence in Central and Eastern Europe: an industry-level investigation," Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), Springer;Institut für Weltwirtschaft (Kiel Institute for the World Economy), vol. 145(4), pages 689-712, January.
    2. Nadja Walch & Julia Wörz, 2012. "The Impact of Country Risk Ratings and of the Status of EU Integration on FDI Inflows in CESEE Countries," Focus on European Economic Integration, Oesterreichische Nationalbank (Austrian Central Bank), issue 3, pages 8-26.
    3. Julia Langbein, 2014. "JCMS Special Issue 2014: Eastern Enlargement Ten Years On: Transcending the East-West Divide? Guest Editors: Rachel A. Epstein and Wade Jacoby," Journal of Common Market Studies, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 52(1), pages 157-174, January.

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    foreign direct investment; acquisition; outsourcing; privatization; statistics; new EU member states; Southeast Europe; CIS;

    JEL classification:

    • C82 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Macroeconomic Data; Data Access
    • F21 - International Economics - - International Factor Movements and International Business - - - International Investment; Long-Term Capital Movements
    • O57 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Comparative Studies of Countries
    • P23 - Economic Systems - - Socialist Systems and Transition Economies - - - Factor and Product Markets; Industry Studies; Population


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