Frequently Asked Questions

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How Do You Obtain the Data for the APF Canada Investment Monitor?

Please see our methodology section here.

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What is the Coverage of the Data?

Our data includes both Asia Pacific foreign direct investment in Canada and Canadian foreign direct investment in Asia Pacific from 2003 to the present. The data includes information on the source and destination of greenfield and brownfield investments on municipal, provincial, and national levels for both Asia Pacific and Canada.

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How Often is the APF Canada Investment Monitor Data Updated?

We update data on a quarterly basis; however, in order to ensure accuracy, our updates include data for the previous quarter. Content other than data is continually updated on the website.

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Why Can’t I See Data on Canadian investment in Asia Pacific or Municipal-level Data?

We are scheduled to release data on Canadian investment in Asia Pacific in April 2018 and municipal-level data in April 2019.

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How Does Your Data Compare to Official Statistics Canada Data on Foreign Direct Investment or Other National Statistics Data Sets?

Official investment data provided by Statistics Canada or other national statistics rely on balance of payments (BOP) principles and are not directly comparable to the bottom-up data-collection method used by the APF Canada Investment Monitor (please see methodology page here.)
However, the advantages of using a bottom-up approach are: 1) the ability to gain a better understanding of the ultimate investor and beneficiary behind investments; 2) being able to provide more information on investments that would be unavailable or protected in official statistics; and 3) being able to provide a more detailed breakdown of investments sub-nationally or by industry. 

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Does the APF Canada Investment Monitor Adjust Data Based on Disinvestment?

No, we do not adjust our data for disinvestment. Please see our methodology page for more on data collection.

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Can You Send Me the Raw Data for the APF Canada Investment Monitor?

The raw data is currently unavailable for distribution. We ask users who use screenshots or reproduce graphs for their own personal use to properly cite the Investment Monitor. It is illegal to reproduce the data for resale.

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What Third-Party Data Does the APF Canada Investment Monitor Use?

The Investment Monitor uses a limited amount of data from fDi Markets, making up less than 10 percent of the content on the website. To purchase data from fDi Markets, please see here.

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The Visualization for the Polar Graphs Used for the Industry Breakdowns Does Not Seem to be Correct?

Due to the difference in scale for certain investments (billions to thousands of dollars), a logarithmic scale was used for the polar graphs. If a linear scale were used, certain industry investments would be no longer visible.

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I Notice There are Differences in Some of the Aggregated Totals Provided by the Visualizer Versus When I Add Them Up Manually?

Due to the difference in scale for certain investments (billions to thousands of dollars), differences will appear in aggregated values because of rounding errors.

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How Do I Cite the APF Canada Investment Monitor?

Proper citation depends on citation style. Here is an example using Chicago style:
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. “APF Canada Investment Monitor.” www.investmentmonitor.ca (accessed month, day, year)

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I Believe You are Missing or Inaccurately Reporting an Investment Deal. How Can I Notify You About This?

To report missing or inaccurate investment deals, please email investmentmonitor@asiapacific.ca.

For all other inquiries, please email investmentmonitor@asiapacific.ca.