Foreign Direct Investment Flows in OECD Countries: 1994 to 2003

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The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1366):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 36 rows and 26 columns.

In billions of dollars (248.9 represents $248,900,000,000). Data are converted to U.S. dollars using the yearly average exchange rate


  1. Preliminary.
  2. Prior to 2000, includes entrepreneurial capital net and real estate investment flows.
  3. Prior to 2000, data shown are for net (inward and outward), direct investment capital flows.
    For 1999, balance of payments data.
  4. Based on outflow data for 2001 and 2002 only.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.