"Stocks" represent the direct investment position at year-end and include equity (including reinvestment of earnings) and debt instruments.
Depending on the DI’s structure, the Statistical Survey of the NBRNM for direct investments in the country covers stock data of new, existing and other investments. The new investments present the amount of equity (including reinvestment of earnings) which arises from investment in new entities (greenfield investments). The existing investments present the amount of equity (including reinvestment of earnings) which arises from investment in existing entities by mergers or acquisitions. The other investments present the amount of equity (including reinvestment of earnings) which arises from the establishment of branches, foundations etc.
Direct investments stock data are valued at book value. Changes in stocks between two reporting periods may arise from transactions, price changes and/or exchange rate changes and other changes in volume.
On 31.12.2018, foreign direct investment in the Republic of North Macedonia equal Euro 5,307 million (or 49.6% of GDP), of which Euro 4,042.5 million are investments in equity, while Euro 1,264.6 million are investments in debt instruments.
Analyzed by countries, larger amount of direct investment of Euro 739.6 million are registered from the United Kingdom, followed by Austria, with direct investment of Euro 687.1 million. In the group of the five largest foreign direct investors in the country are also Greece, Netherlands and Slovenia. These five countries account for 51% of the total foreign direct investments in the analyzed period.
The analysis of foreign direct investment by activity shows that Euro 2,071.2 million, or 39% of the total foreign direct investment in the country are invested in “Manufacturing”, while Euro 1,077.7 million, or 19% are located in “Financial and insurance activities”.
Archive on Direct Investment
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