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Economy > Foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > Inward FDI stocks, % of GDP: 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. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Luxembourg 0.000133% 2009
2 Ireland 6.99e-05% 2009
3 Iceland 6.47e-05% 2009
4 Hungary 6.44e-05% 2009
5 Netherlands 6.31e-05% 2009
6 Sweden 5.58e-05% 2009
7 New Zealand 5.44e-05% 2009
8 United Kingdom 5.18e-05% 2009
9 Slovakia 4.39e-05% 2009
10 Denmark 4.36e-05% 2009
11 Switzerland 4.28e-05% 2009
12 Czech Republic 4.05e-05% 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) 3.86e-05% 2009
13 Portugal 3.76e-05% 2009
14 Spain 3.04e-05% 2009
15 France 2.95e-05% 2009
16 Poland 2.89e-05% 2009
17 Finland 2.84e-05% 2009
18 Canada 2.82e-05% 2009
19 Australia 2.71e-05% 2009
20 Mexico 2.67e-05% 2009
21 Norway 2.63e-05% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2.34e-05% 2009
22 Germany 2.27e-05% 2009
23 Austria 2.19e-05% 2009
24 United States 1.55e-05% 2009
25 Turkey 1.44e-05% 2009
26 South Korea 1.43e-05% 2009
27 Italy 1.4e-05% 2009
28 Greece 1.29e-05% 2009
29 Japan 2.14e-06% 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > Inward FDI stocks, % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. GDP figures sourced from World Bank national accounts data, and OECD National Accounts data files. 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,-%-of-GDP

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