fDi Benchmark sources its content from a number of leading global data sources, including the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, Dun & Bradstreet, Towers Watson, National Statistical Agencies and The Financial Times among others.

In total, fDi Benchmark includes c.1000 data series at the country level and c.400 at the state/city level. Data sources are clearly labelled in fDi Benchmark, including in graphs, tables, and downloads.

The data is updated on a quarterly or annual basis, depending on the specific data point. Data newly released by our sources is typically updated on fDi Benchmark within one month.

fDi Benchmark currently has 67 sector profiles built into the application. The sector profiles have been built to represent typical investment projects across various sectors and include a quality and cost model to help benchmark the competitiveness of locations and assess their relative strengths and weaknesses.

Each sector profile includes a pre-determined three-tier weighted quality model. The cost model includes information on typical head count, property and utility usage for that sector profile.

However, as each investment project is different fDi Benchmark provides easy-to-use tools to tailor the quality data weights, operating costs quantities and employee information to the specific requirements of individual projects.

fDi Benchmark includes data on over 1,000+ locations, between country, state and city level . New locations can be added to the platform depending on data availability.

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We continually track 1,800 quality and cost data points across 1,000+ locations across the globe at country, state and city level

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Relied upon by the most prominent FDI professionals, we have provided in-depth commentary and comprehensive data and intelligence since 2001.

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