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Economy > Foreign direct investment > Net inflows > % 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 in the reporting economy and is divided by GDP.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Luxembourg 301.32% 2005
2 Equatorial Guinea 57.58% 2005
3 Liberia 35.37% 2005
4 Estonia 22.87% 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 21.84% 2005
5 Hong Kong 20.2% 2005
6 Aruba 17.34% 2002
7 Singapore 17.19% 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 16.47% 2005
European Union average (profile) 15.84% 2005
8 Iceland 15.63% 2005
9 Congo, Republic of the 14.22% 2005
10 Azerbaijan 13.37% 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 13.11% 2005
11 Saint Lucia 13.06% 2005
12 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 12.93% 2005
13 Chad 12.89% 2005
14 Jordan 12.05% 2005
15 Seychelles 11.88% 2005
16 Lebanon 11.72% 2005
17 Belize 11.41% 2005
18 The Gambia 11.26% 2005
19 Saint Kitts and Nevis 10.4% 2005
Europe average (profile) 10.06% 2004
Cold countries average (profile) 10.04% 2004
20 Sao Tome and Principe 9.92% 2005
21 Bulgaria 9.81% 2005
22 Guyana 9.76% 2005
23 Mongolia 9.69% 2005
24 Ukraine 9.42% 2005
25 Dominica 9.19% 2005
26 Belgium 8.62% 2005
27 Colombia 8.48% 2005
28 Sudan 8.37% 2005
29 Trinidad and Tobago 7.66% 2005
30 Cyprus 7.26% 2004
31 United Kingdom 7.22% 2005
32 Jamaica 7.13% 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 7.04% 2004
33 Georgia 7.03% 2005
34 Moldova 6.81% 2005
35 Romania 6.73% 2005
36 Panama 6.64% 2005
37 Netherlands 6.47% 2005
38 Lesotho 6.34% 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 6.24% 2005
39 Macau 6.23% 2002
40 Mauritania 6.22% 2005
41 Cambodia 6.13% 2005
42 Egypt 6.02% 2005
43 Hungary 5.89% 2005
44 Chile 5.78% 2005
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 5.67% 2005
45 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5.66% 2005
46 Serbia and Montenegro 5.65% 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 5.61% 2005
47 Honduras 5.6% 2005
48 Grenada 5.56% 2005
49 Cape Verde 5.54% 2005
50 Armenia 5.27% 2005
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 5.15% 2002
51 Nicaragua 4.92% 2005
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 4.91% 2005
52 Sierra Leone 4.91% 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 4.81% 2005
53 Latvia 4.61% 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 4.61% 2005
54 Croatia 4.57% 2005
55 Israel 4.52% 2005
56 Ecuador 4.51% 2005
57 Costa Rica 4.3% 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 4.26% 2005
58 Uruguay 4.23% 2005
59 Switzerland 4.2% 2005
60 Czech Republic 4.12% 2004
61 Slovakia 4.11% 2005
62 Lithuania 4.03% 2005
63 Tanzania 3.91% 2005
64 Vanuatu 3.89% 2005
65 Vietnam 3.73% 2005
66 Gabon 3.72% 2005
67 Zambia 3.56% 2005
68 China 3.54% 2005
69 Dominican Republic 3.47% 2005
=70 The Bahamas 3.46% 2003
=70 Kazakhstan 3.46% 2005
=72 France 3.32% 2005
=72 Guinea-Bissau 3.32% 2005
74 Djibouti 3.2% 2005
=75 Peru 3.17% 2005
=75 Poland 3.17% 2005
77 Albania 3.13% 2005
78 Guinea 3.1% 2005
79 Canada 3.07% 2005
=80 El Salvador 3.05% 2005
=80 Zimbabwe 3.05% 2005
82 Malaysia 3.04% 2005
=83 Bosnia and Herzegovina 3.01% 2005
=83 Morocco 3.01% 2005
85 Mali 3% 2005
86 Sweden 2.99% 2005
87 Austria 2.96% 2005
88 Uganda 2.95% 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 2.78% 2005
=89 Turkey 2.7% 2005
=89 Botswana 2.7% 2005
91 South Africa 2.61% 2005
92 Argentina 2.58% 2005
93 Thailand 2.56% 2005
94 Tunisia 2.52% 2005
95 Mexico 2.44% 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 2.4% 2005
96 Ethiopia 2.37% 2005
97 Tajikistan 2.36% 2005
98 Tonga 2.12% 2005
99 Venezuela 2.11% 2005
100 Finland 2.06% 2005
=101 Nigeria 2.03% 2005
=101 Spain 2.03% 2005
103 Denmark 2.02% 2005
104 Barbados 2% 2005
105 Russia 1.98% 2005
106 Pakistan 1.97% 2005
107 Brazil 1.91% 2005
108 Indonesia 1.83% 2005
109 New Zealand 1.81% 2005
110 Portugal 1.75% 2005
111 Kyrgyzstan 1.74% 2005
=112 Cote d'Ivoire 1.63% 2005
=112 Mozambique 1.63% 2005
114 Syria 1.62% 2005
115 Slovenia 1.57% 2005
116 Bangladesh 1.34% 2005
South and Central Asia average (profile) 1.27% 2005
117 Maldives 1.24% 2005
118 Eritrea 1.17% 2005
119 Sri Lanka 1.16% 2005
120 Germany 1.15% 2005
121 Philippines 1.14% 2005
=122 Norway 1.11% 2005
=122 Italy 1.11% 2005
124 Algeria 1.06% 2005
South Asia average (profile) 1.05% 2005
125 Belarus 1.03% 2005
126 Ghana 0.99% 2005
127 Laos 0.96% 2005
128 United States 0.88% 2005
129 Paraguay 0.87% 2005
=130 Oman 0.82% 2004
=130 India 0.82% 2005
132 Turkmenistan 0.76% 2005
133 Papua New Guinea 0.68% 2005
=134 Senegal 0.66% 2005
=134 Guatemala 0.66% 2005
136 Mauritius 0.62% 2005
137 Somalia 0.61% 1990
138 Madagascar 0.57% 2005
139 South Korea 0.55% 2005
140 Benin 0.49% 2005
141 Central African Republic 0.44% 2005
142 Burkina Faso 0.38% 2005
143 Rwanda 0.37% 2005
144 Niger 0.35% 2005
145 Uzbekistan 0.33% 2005
146 Kuwait 0.31% 2005
147 Greece 0.28% 2005
148 Comoros 0.26% 2005
failed states average (profile) 0.247% 1990
149 Haiti 0.22% 2005
150 Malawi 0.14% 2005
151 Togo 0.12% 2005
=152 Cameroon 0.11% 2005
=152 Kenya 0.11% 2005
154 Bhutan 0.09% 2005
=155 Japan 0.07% 2005
=155 Burundi 0.07% 2005
157 Nepal 0.03% 2005
158 Iran 0.02% 2005
159 Fiji -0.14% 2005
160 Solomon Islands -0.27% 2005
161 Swaziland -0.59% 2005
162 Samoa -0.9% 2005
163 Yemen -1.76% 2005
164 Bolivia -2.96% 2005
165 Angola -3.97% 2005
166 Australia -4.7% 2005
167 Ireland -14.73% 2005
168 Netherlands Antilles -24.03% 1985

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Foreign direct investment > Net inflows > % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Foreign-direct-investment/Net-inflows/%-of-GDP

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