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Economy > Foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > Inward FDI stocks: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Foreign direct investment is defined as investment by a resident entity in one economy with the objective of obtaining a lasting interest in an enterprise resident in another economy. The lasting interest means the existence of a long-term relationship between the direct investor and the enterprise and a significant degree of influence by the direct investor on the management of the direct investment enterprise. The ownership of at least 10% of the voting power, representing the influence by the investor, is the basic criterion used. Hence, control by the foreign investor is not required.

Inward stocks are the direct investments held by non-residents in the reporting economy; outward stocks are the investments of the reporting economy held abroad.

The stock tables also show the distribution of stocks according to broad sectors of the industry, namely manufacturing and services.

Negative flows may generally indicate disinvestments or the impact of substantial reimbursements of inter-company loans.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 United States $2.15 million Million US dollars 2009
2 United Kingdom $1.13 million Million US dollars 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) $797,740.57 Million US dollars 2009
3 France $771,499.00 Million US dollars 2009
4 Germany $750,196.00 Million US dollars 2009
5 Netherlands $502,226.00 Million US dollars 2009
6 Spain $442,787.00 Million US dollars 2009
7 Canada $376,535.00 Million US dollars 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) $322,913.96 Million US dollars 2009
8 Italy $294,877.00 Million US dollars 2009
9 Australia $249,867.00 Million US dollars 2009
10 Mexico $236,231.00 Million US dollars 2009
11 Sweden $226,387.00 Million US dollars 2009
12 Switzerland $218,024.00 Million US dollars 2009
13 Ireland $156,591.00 Million US dollars 2009
14 Denmark $135,385.00 Million US dollars 2009
15 Poland $124,363.00 Million US dollars 2009
16 South Korea $119,143.00 Million US dollars 2009
17 Japan $107,634.00 Million US dollars 2009
18 Norway $99,493.00 Million US dollars 2009
19 Turkey $88,309.00 Million US dollars 2009
20 Portugal $87,959.00 Million US dollars 2009
21 Austria $84,025.00 Million US dollars 2009
22 Hungary $81,607.00 Million US dollars 2009
23 Czech Republic $79,838.00 Million US dollars 2009
24 Finland $67,991.00 Million US dollars 2009
25 Luxembourg $66,658.00 Million US dollars 2009
26 New Zealand $63,358.00 Million US dollars 2009
27 Greece $41,317.00 Million US dollars 2009
28 Slovakia $38,334.00 Million US dollars 2009
29 Iceland $7,833.00 Million US dollars 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > Inward FDI stocks. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Foreign-direct-investment/FDI/FDI-flows-and-stocks/Inward-FDI-stocks

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Interesting observations about Economy > Foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > Inward FDI stocks

  • United States ranked first for foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks amongst High income OECD countries in 2009.
  • Japan ranked last for foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2009.
  • United Kingdom ranked first for foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks amongst European Union in 2009.
  • France ranked first for foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks amongst Eurozone in 2009.
  • All of the top 2 countries by foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks are Cold countries'.
  • All of the top 3 countries by foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks are Heavily indebted.
  • 11 of the bottom 12 countries by foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks are European.
  • 13 of the top 15 countries by foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks are Christian.
  • All of the top 2 countries by foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks are English speaking .
  • Germany ranked third for foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks amongst NATO countries in 2009.
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