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## Economy Statistics > Foreign direct investment, net > BoP, current US\$ > Suriname (historical data)

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 Date Amount Rank 2005 27,900,000 #97 2004 -37,300,000 #124 2003 -76,100,000 #134 2002 -73,600,000 #134 2001 -26,800,000 #125 2000 -148,000,000 #136 1999 -61,500,000 #134 1998 9,100,000 #124 1997 -9,200,000 #131 1996 19,100,000 #102 1995 -20,600,000 #129 1994 -30,200,000 #128 1993 -46,600,000 #127 1992 -54,300,000 #115 1991 18,500,000 #69 1990 -76,800,000 #105 1989 -299,700,000 #109 1988 -171,000,000 #106 1987 -129,600,000 #105 1986 -60,400,000 #97 1985 21,300,000 #49 1984 -70,900,000 #98 1983 81,500,000 #31 1982 -11,100,000 #90 1981 61,700,000 #42 1980 18,100,000 #58 1979 -27,400,000 #91 1978 -13,500,000 #91 1977 -22,600,000 #87

DEFINITION: Foreign direct investment is 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 total net, that is, net FDI in the reporting economy from foreign sources less net FDI by the reporting economy to the rest of the world. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

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