13. Foreign Direct Investment and Foreign Portfolio Investment Statistics
*Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia; published in November 2019
N.B.: The Bank of Slovenia (BoS), in its official data, lists U.S. FDI at approximately EUR 72 million in 2018, or 0.5 percent of total inward FDI. However, this amount does not reflect significant investments by U.S. firms not listed as U.S. in origin by the BoS, as U.S. funds are often routed through third-country subsidiaries. In 2017, the BoS began reporting FDI according to the ultimate investing country or originating country of capital. It estimated that USD 1.75 billion (EUR 1.48 billion euros) or 9.8 percent of Slovenia’s total FDI originated in the United States in 2018, putting the United States behind only Austria and Germany as a source of foreign investment in Slovenia.
|Direct Investment from/in Counterpart Economy Data|
|From Top Five Sources/To Top Five Destinations (US Dollars, Millions)|
|Inward Direct Investment||Outward Direct Investment|
|Total Inward||17,349||100%||Total Outward||6,941||100%|
|“0” reflects amounts rounded to +/- USD 500,000.|
Source: IMF’s Coordinated Direct Investment Survey (2018)
Comment: IMF data are consistent with Bank of Slovenia data.
Note: The Bank of Slovenia has made an additional breakdown of inward FDI according to the ultimate source of capital. It shows that Germany, the United States, Japan, the Russian Federation, and Mexico are all much more important investor countries in Slovenia than is suggested by the breakdown by the immediate partner country. The U.S. ranks third with 1.48 billion euros (USD 1.68 billion) in 2018.
|Portfolio Investment Assets|
|Top Five Partners (Millions, US Dollars)|
|Total||Equity Securities||Total Debt Securities|
|All Countries||23,250||100%||All Countries||5,195||100%||All Countries||18,055||100%|
|United States||2,280||10%||United States||1,227||24%||France||1,938||11%|