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  • Investment Map is a web-based tool that helps Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs) assess which sectors in their countries have successfully attracted Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and it assists them in the process of prioritising sectors for investment promotion. It also helps IPAs identify the competing countries for foreign investment and the most active investing countries in specific sectors. Moreover, information on domestic affiliates of international companies enables enterprises to find local links to global supply chains.

    Investment Map is not only an FDI tracking tool that offers top-line aggregate figures, but also supplies FDI sector and country breakdowns. Furthermore, it combines information on investment flows and stocks, trade and tariff data, and activities of foreign affiliates under the UN ISIC rev 3 nomenclature. Investment Map provides direct links to other databases, such as the World Investment Directory, Market Access Map and Trade Map, for a complete market assessment.

    Investment Map includes:

    • Total FDI flows and stocks for around 200 countries and territories
    • FDI flows and stocks, broken down by industry and/or country for more than 115 countries
    • Export and import data and indicators of trade performance for around 227 countries and territories
    • Tariff data applied by 187 countries and faced by 200 exporting countries and territories
    • Information on the location, sales, employment and parent company for over 150,000 foreign affiliates located in developing countries and economies in transition

    A limited version of Investment Map is accessible without registration for the sector and country breakdown of FDI flows and stocks:

    Foreign Direct Investment Statistics 2001-2011

     
     

    Investment Map is part of a suite of ITC developed Market Analysis Tools, free to least developed and developing countries thanks to support from the European Commission (EC) and other donors to ITC’s Trust Fund. The tools – Trade Map, Market Access Map, Investment Map and Standards Map – collectively help improve international trade transparency and enable companies and trade support institutions to identify export / import opportunities and compare market access requirements (e.g. tariffs, official market regulations and other non tariff measures as well as private voluntary standards like organic certification or FAIRTRADE). The tools also help trade policy makers monitor national trade performance and prepare for trade negotiations.

     

    Free user support material, including video trainings, is also available online.

  • Highlights

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    01.04.2012

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