"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.
As of 31.12.2020, direct investments in the Republic of North Macedonia equal Euro 5,852 million (or 54.4% of the estimated GDP data), of which Euro 4,479 million are investments in equity, while Euro 1,372 million are investments in debt instruments.
Analyzed by countries, larger amount of direct investments of Euro 816 million are registered in Austria, followed by the United Kingdom, with direct investments of Euro 759 million. The group of the five largest foreign investors in the country also includes Greece (with Euro 549 million), the Netherlands (with Euro 508 million) and Slovenia (with Euro 403 million). These five countries account for 51.9% of the total direct investments in the analyzed period.
Analyzed by activities of investment, from the total direct investments, Euro 2,126 million or 36.3% are invested in the activity “Manufacturing”, while Euro 1,223 million or 20.9% in the activity “Financial and insurance activities”.
Archive on Direct Investment
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