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Economy > Balance of payments > Foreign investment > Net > % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown in the balance of payments. This series shows net inflows (new investment inflows less disinvestment) in the reporting economy from foreign investors, and is divided by GDP.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Luxembourg 372.58% 2009
2 Seychelles 32.52% 2009
3 Liberia 24.85% 2009
Eurozone average (profile) 24.84% 2009
4 Saint Kitts and Nevis 24.51% 2009
5 Congo, Republic of the 21.75% 2009
Catholic countries average (profile) 19.92% 2002
6 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 18.93% 2009
7 Solomon Islands 17.91% 2009
8 Aruba 17.4% 2002
9 Saint Lucia 16.54% 2009
European Union average (profile) 16.18% 2009
10 Equatorial Guinea 15.71% 2009
NATO countries average (profile) 15.51% 2009
11 Cyprus 15.47% 2008
12 Madagascar 15.29% 2009
13 Mongolia 14.84% 2009
14 Grenada 14.51% 2009
15 Guyana 14.49% 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 14.32% 2009
16 Lebanon 13.91% 2009
17 Niger 13.72% 2009
18 Malta 13.63% 2007
19 Dominica 13.33% 2009
Cold countries average (profile) 12.91% 2009
20 Antigua and Barbuda 11.44% 2009
21 Ireland 11.11% 2009
22 Kazakhstan 10.93% 2009
Europe average (profile) 10.07% 2008
23 The Bahamas 9.86% 2007
24 Jordan 9.49% 2009
25 Bulgaria 9.43% 2009
26 Djibouti 9.23% 2009
27 Singapore 9.22% 2009
28 Estonia 9.18% 2009
=29 Mozambique 9% 2009
=29 Democratic Republic of the Congo 9% 2009
31 Armenia 8.92% 2009
32 Vietnam 8.44% 2009
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 8.4% 2008
33 Barbados 8.3% 2009
34 Albania 8.14% 2009
35 Chile 7.76% 2009
36 Cape Verde 7.73% 2009
37 Maldives 7.63% 2009
Former British colonies average (profile) 7.24% 2008
38 Panama 7.17% 2009
39 Nicaragua 7.07% 2009
40 Belize 7.05% 2009
41 Turkmenistan 6.79% 2009
42 Chad 6.75% 2009
43 Ghana 6.44% 2009
Muslim countries average (profile) 6.14% 2008
44 Georgia 6.13% 2009
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 6.04% 2009
45 Zambia 5.48% 2009
46 The Gambia 5.38% 2009
47 Cambodia 5.37% 2009
=48 Papua New Guinea 5.36% 2009
=48 Laos 5.36% 2009
50 Namibia 5.29% 2009
51 Switzerland 5.04% 2009
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 5.02% 2009
52 Sudan 4.91% 2009
53 Oman 4.79% 2009
54 Tonga 4.71% 2009
=55 Costa Rica 4.61% 2009
=55 Croatia 4.61% 2009
Former French colonies average (profile) 4.49% 2009
57 Jamaica 4.48% 2009
58 Serbia and Montenegro 4.47% 2009
59 Dominican Republic 4.42% 2009
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 4.3% 2009
60 Ukraine 4.24% 2009
61 Vanuatu 4.23% 2009
62 Netherlands 4.2% 2009
63 Kyrgyzstan 4.14% 2009
64 Tunisia 4.03% 2009
65 Uruguay 4% 2009
66 Lesotho 3.99% 2009
67 Romania 3.92% 2009
68 Sao Tome and Principe 3.89% 2009
69 Belarus 3.84% 2009
70 Sierra Leone 3.83% 2009
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 3.82% 2009
71 Uganda 3.76% 2009
72 Peru 3.65% 2009
73 Honduras 3.49% 2009
South and Central Asia average (profile) 3.43% 2009
=74 Nigeria 3.34% 2009
=74 Trinidad and Tobago 3.34% 2009
Eastern Europe average (profile) 3.26% 2009
76 Colombia 3.1% 2009
Religious countries average (profile) 3.09% 2009
77 Norway 3.03% 2009
78 Zimbabwe 3.01% 2005
79 Mauritius 2.99% 2009
80 Russia 2.98% 2009
81 Angola 2.92% 2009
82 Bhutan 2.89% 2009
=83 Saudi Arabia 2.84% 2009
=83 Sweden 2.84% 2009
85 Syria 2.75% 2009
86 Libya 2.74% 2009
87 Poland 2.68% 2009
88 India 2.64% 2009
89 European Union 2.59% 2009
Non-religious countries average (profile) 2.46% 2009
=90 Australia 2.44% 2009
=90 Bolivia 2.44% 2009
Emerging markets average (profile) 2.43% 2009
92 Moldova 2.37% 2009
=93 Rwanda 2.34% 2009
=93 Uzbekistan 2.34% 2009
95 Austria 2.29% 2009
96 France 2.26% 2009
97 Swaziland 2.19% 2009
98 Morocco 2.16% 2009
99 Botswana 2.13% 2009
=100 Burkina Faso 2.11% 2009
=100 Central African Republic 2.11% 2009
102 El Salvador 2.04% 2009
103 Algeria 2.02% 2009
104 Israel 1.99% 2009
105 Fiji 1.98% 2009
106 South Africa 1.97% 2009
South Asia average (profile) 1.94% 2009
=107 Tanzania 1.92% 2009
=107 Paraguay 1.92% 2009
109 Thailand 1.89% 2009
110 Togo 1.76% 2009
111 Kiribati 1.72% 2009
112 Guinea-Bissau 1.67% 2009
113 Comoros 1.66% 2009
114 Brazil 1.65% 2009
=115 Cote d'Ivoire 1.63% 2009
=115 Iraq 1.63% 2009
117 Senegal 1.62% 2009
118 Mexico 1.6% 2009
119 China 1.57% 2009
120 Cameroon 1.53% 2009
121 Guatemala 1.52% 2009
122 Canada 1.49% 2009
123 Pakistan 1.47% 2009
124 Czech Republic 1.4% 2009
125 Benin 1.39% 2009
126 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.38% 2009
127 Italy 1.37% 2009
128 Turkey 1.28% 2009
129 Argentina 1.27% 2009
130 Bahrain 1.25% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1.23% 2009
131 Malawi 1.22% 2009
=132 Portugal 1.21% 2009
=132 Guinea 1.21% 2009
=132 Philippines 1.21% 2009
=132 Mali 1.21% 2009
136 Germany 1.18% 2009
137 United Kingdom 1.14% 2009
138 Azerbaijan 1.1% 2009
139 Sri Lanka 0.96% 2009
140 United States 0.95% 2009
141 Denmark 0.94% 2009
142 Indonesia 0.9% 2009
143 Lithuania 0.82% 2009
144 Ethiopia 0.78% 2009
145 Brunei 0.77% 2006
146 Bangladesh 0.75% 2009
147 Greece 0.73% 2009
148 Malaysia 0.72% 2009
=149 Samoa 0.61% 2009
=149 Somalia 0.61% 1990
151 Haiti 0.59% 2009
152 Ecuador 0.55% 2009
153 Kenya 0.48% 2009
=154 Spain 0.44% 2009
=154 Iceland 0.44% 2009
156 Latvia 0.36% 2009
157 Tajikistan 0.32% 2009
=158 Nepal 0.3% 2009
=158 Gabon 0.3% 2009
160 Japan 0.23% 2009
161 New Zealand 0.13% 2009
=162 Finland 0.03% 2009
=162 Burundi 0.03% 2009
=164 Eritrea 0.0 2009
=164 Kuwait 0.0 2008
166 Slovakia -0.04% 2009
167 Venezuela -0.95% 2009
168 Slovenia -1.19% 2009
169 Mauritania -1.26% 2009
170 New Caledonia -1.51% 2000
171 Hungary -4.54% 2009
172 Suriname -7.7% 2008
173 Belgium -8.25% 2009
174 Netherlands Antilles -24.03% 1985

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"Countries Compared by Economy > Balance of payments > Foreign investment > Net > % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and Balance of Payments databases, World Bank, Global Development Finance, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Balance-of-payments/Foreign-investment/Net/%-of-GDP

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