13. Foreign Direct Investment and Foreign Portfolio Investment Statistics

Table 2: Key Macroeconomic Data, U.S. FDI in Slovenia
Host Country Statistical source* USG or international statistical source USG or International Source of Data: BEA; IMF; Eurostat; UNCTAD, Other
Economic Data Year Amount Year Amount
Host Country Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ($M USD) 2018 $54.037 2018 $54.008
Foreign Direct Investment Host Country Statistical source* USG or international statistical source USG or international Source of data: BEA; IMF; Eurostat; UNCTAD, Other
U.S. FDI in partner country ($M USD, stock positions) 2017 $22 2018 $369 BEA data available at
Host country’s FDI in the United States ($M USD, stock positions) 2018 $85 2018 $9 BEA data available at
Total inbound stock of FDI as % host GDP 2018 33% 2018 31% UNCTAD data available at

*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.

Table 3: Sources and Destination of FDI
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%
Austria 4,159 24% Croatia 2,234 32%
Luxembourg 2,384 14% Serbia 1,103 16%
Switzerland 1,824 11% Bosnia-Herzegovina 601 9%
Germany 1,558 9% North Macedonia 439 6%
Italy 1,365 8% Russian Federation 409 6%
“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.

Table 4: Sources of Portfolio Investment
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%
France 2,249 10% Luxembourg 670 13% Netherlands 1,439 8%
Germany 1,663 7% Ireland 627 12% Italy 1,333 7%
Netherlands 1,530 7% Austria 486 9% Germany 1,275 7%
Italy 1,367 6% Germany 387 7% Spain 1,182 7%

Source: IMF’s Coordinated Direct Investment Survey 

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