Top10 Foreign Investment inflows:

Top 10 Host Economies, 2019

Source: UNCTAD, 2020

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flow to developed economies shrank by six percent to an estimated USD643 billion from their revised USD683 billion in 2018, according to UNCTAD. FDI remained at a historically low-level, at half of their peak in 2007.

During 2019, a number of EU countries experienced strong volatility in FDI flow compared to the previous year. FDI inflow to the Netherlands fell by 98Pct (from USD114 billion to USD1.9 billion). In contrast, flows to Ireland rose to USD37 billion from USD28 billion in 2018, mainly due to the largest cross-border deal recorded in 2019 (Takeda Pharmaceutical Co Ltd of Japan acquired the share capital of Shire PLC for USD61 billion). EBR

RankCountryForeign Direct Investment (in billions of Dollar)
1United States251
2China140
3Singapore110
4Brazil75
5United Kingdom61
6Hong Kong55
7France52
8India49
9Canada47
10Germany40


9th Year • July 1 – July 15 2020 • No. 88

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