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Direct investments

The Deutsche Bundesbank’s external statistics specify direct investment abroad by resident investors and investments in the domestic economy by non-residents. The monthly balance of payments statistics present transactions related to direct investment for a certain period of time. In the case of di-rect investment stock, however, the stocks of direct investment are recorded at one specific point in time (year-end) only.

Stock data for direct investment

The direct investment stock statistics provide information on the capital links arising from residents’ participating interests in foreign enterprises or non-residents’ participating interests in German enterprises at a specific point in time. These data constitute an important part of the European Monetary Union and European Union statistics.

Transaction values for direct investment

The economic transactions (which correspond with the stock information) between residents and non-residents within a given period are shown in the balance of payments statistics. These data constitute an important part of the European Monetary Union and European Union statistics.

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