As for FDI stock well that is more a reflection of how Polish investors are allocating cash
Wrong. That would be FDI outflow. FDI net outflows are the value of outward direct investment made by the residents of the reporting economy to external economies.
That is Polish investors investing outside of Poland....
Again, FDI stock is all that matters ultimately.
Here's another source - fdiintelligence.com/Trend-Tracker/Poland-FDI-spikes-in-2017
And by FDI they mean total FDI, not just inflows (or outflows) which declined in 2017.
polandin.com/37044530/fdi-markets-poland-one-of-the-best-places-for-investmentYes, but according to you FDI is falling off a cliff.... even though every single financial website disagrees with you - even your own source says that Poland is one of the most attractive FDI destinations
That is not what FDI stock means - you can see yourself that if you use your supposed definition then 186 + 6 = 192
Jesus Christ..... FDI stock contains more than just inflows. The reason why 13.9k mil + 186k mil FDI stock from 2016 doesn't equal 220k mil FDI stock in 2017 is because there are other considerations like say for example a greenfield or joint venture from in 2015/2016/etc and their revenues, profits, etc.
The inflow number is the headline. When the first sentence reads "declined drastically" it's not normally a sunny report.Inflows went down in 2017 - yet total FDI (FDI stock) was a RECORD HIGH, as numerous other sources such as those listed above confirm.
FDI stock includes loans made to those invested entities ... and retained profits and currency effects.
Yes, that is one of the things that comprise FDI stock - the most important measure of FDI as it includes inflows - outlets and all the financials of every foreign investment that was made in a country
FDI stock is not Polish investors investing outside of the country like you said earlier - that would be FDI outflows
And I never went to an Ivy league school. I was accepted into Cornell but didn't go as they offered me no grant/scholarship. Seeing all the social Marxist crap coming out of Harvard, Yale, etc. I am extremely happy I didn't go to Cornell. Plus, I would've had to take out loans which I despise as it only makes the 'chosen people' richer.