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Economy > Foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > Inward FDI stocks per 1000: 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 per thousand population for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Luxembourg $133.91 Million US dollars 2009
2 Ireland $35.12 Million US dollars 2009
3 Netherlands $30.38 Million US dollars 2009
4 Switzerland $28.15 Million US dollars 2009
5 Iceland $24.59 Million US dollars 2009
6 Denmark $24.51 Million US dollars 2009
7 Sweden $24.35 Million US dollars 2009
8 Norway $20.60 Million US dollars 2009
9 United Kingdom $18.31 Million US dollars 2009
High income OECD countries average (profile) $18.30 Million US dollars 2009
10 New Zealand $14.68 Million US dollars 2009
11 Finland $12.74 Million US dollars 2009
12 France $11.92 Million US dollars 2009
13 Australia $11.47 Million US dollars 2009
14 Canada $11.16 Million US dollars 2009
15 Austria $10.04 Million US dollars 2009
16 Spain $9.64 Million US dollars 2009
17 Germany $9.16 Million US dollars 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) $9.05 Million US dollars 2009
18 Portugal $8.27 Million US dollars 2009
19 Hungary $8.14 Million US dollars 2009
20 Czech Republic $7.61 Million US dollars 2009
21 Slovakia $7.07 Million US dollars 2009
22 United States $7.01 Million US dollars 2009
23 Italy $4.90 Million US dollars 2009
24 Greece $3.66 Million US dollars 2009
25 Poland $3.26 Million US dollars 2009
26 South Korea $2.42 Million US dollars 2009
27 Mexico $2.03 Million US dollars 2009
28 Turkey $1.24 Million US dollars 2009
29 Japan $0.84 Million US dollars 2009

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > Inward FDI stocks per 1000. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Country statistical profiles 2009. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. 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-per-1000

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  • United Kingdom ranked first for foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks per 1000 amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2009.
  • 26 of the bottom 29 countries by foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks per 1000 are High income OECD.
  • All of the top 2 countries by foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks per 1000 are Christian.
  • All of the top 2 countries by foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks per 1000 are Catholic.
  • Luxembourg ranked first for foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks per 1000 amongst European Union in 2009.
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  • All of the top 5 countries by foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks per 1000 are European.
  • Netherlands ranked first for foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks per 1000 amongst Non-religious countries in 2009.
  • United States ranked last for foreign direct investment > FDI > FDI flows and stocks > inward FDI stocks per 1000 amongst English speaking countries in 2009.
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