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Economy > Foreign direct investment > Net > BoP > Current US$ > Per $ GDP: Countries Compared

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. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Laos 13,566.87 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2001
2 Burkina Faso 2,922.39 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2001
3 Equatorial Guinea 1,452.02 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1996
4 Estonia 182.26 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
5 Aruba 173.05 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2002
6 Congo, Republic of the 142.22 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
7 Saint Lucia 130.56 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
8 Antigua and Barbuda 129.76 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
9 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 129.29 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
10 Singapore 124.56 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
11 Jordan 120.51 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
12 Belize 113.25 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
13 The Gambia 112.59 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
14 Bulgaria 111.34 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
15 Seychelles 107.68 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
16 Saint Kitts and Nevis 104.01 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
17 Malta 101.59 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
18 Guyana 97.6 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
19 Trinidad and Tobago 92.04 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2004
20 Dominica 91.89 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
21 Ukraine 90.89 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
22 Lebanon 84.64 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
23 Georgia 84.33 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
24 Sudan 83.68 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
25 Czech Republic 81.47 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
26 Moldova 68.17 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
27 Panama 66.4 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
28 Romania 66.07 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
29 Lesotho 63.38 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
30 Jamaica 60.73 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
31 Cambodia 60.27 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
32 Egypt 59.12 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
33 Mongolia 57.62 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2004
34 Sao Tome and Principe 56.8 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2002
35 Honduras 55.95 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
36 Grenada 55.56 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
37 Sierra Leone 55.42 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
38 Cape Verde 55.29 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
Catholic countries average (profile) 52.98 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1996
39 Bosnia and Herzegovina 52.23 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
40 Macau 51.63 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2002
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 51.52 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
41 Armenia 51.3 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
Eastern Europe average (profile) 50.45 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2003
42 Nicaragua 49.15 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
Latin America and Caribbean average (profile) 48.49 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2004
43 Gabon 47.63 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2004
44 Colombia 47.02 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
45 Hungary 46.81 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
46 Costa Rica 45.15 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
47 Ecuador 45.11 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
48 Turkmenistan 44.89 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1997
Sub-Saharan Africa average (profile) 44.26 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1995
49 Eritrea 43.99 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2000
50 Uruguay 42.59 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
51 Namibia 41.82 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2004
52 Croatia 39.83 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
53 Liberia 39.58 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1987
54 Chile 39.23 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
55 Tanzania 39.09 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
Former British colonies average (profile) 38.91 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2002
56 Latvia 38.11 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
Emerging markets average (profile) 37.99 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
57 Zambia 37.59 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2000
58 Kazakhstan 37.12 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
59 Vanuatu 36.66 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
60 Azerbaijan 36.55 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
61 Vietnam 36.04 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
Middle Eastern and North Africa average (profile) 35.56 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1991
62 Dominican Republic 34.68 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
63 The Bahamas 34.57 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2003
64 Guinea-Bissau 34.19 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2004
65 Togo 33.92 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2004
66 Botswana 32.41 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
67 Peru 31.73 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
68 Albania 30.84 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
69 China 30.36 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
70 Solomon Islands 29.84 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1999
71 Morocco 29.53 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
72 Uganda 29.46 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
Former Spanish colonies average (profile) 28.62 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
73 New Zealand 28.27 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
Heavily indebted countries average (profile) 27.51 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
74 Lithuania 26.88 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
75 Cyprus 26.41 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2004
76 United Kingdom 25.14 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
77 Israel 25.07 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
78 Tunisia 24.86 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
79 Turkey 24.07 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
80 Thailand 23.93 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
81 Ethiopia 23.73 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
Muslim countries average (profile) 23.57 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1991
82 Tajikistan 23.56 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
83 Libya 23.48 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
84 Benin 23.04 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2004
85 Chad 22.47 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1994
86 South Africa 21.8 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
87 Guinea 21.71 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2003
88 Poland 21.69 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
89 Suriname 20.8 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
90 New Caledonia 20.67 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2000
91 Mali 20.56 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2004
92 Nigeria 20.35 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
Former French colonies average (profile) 20.04 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1995
93 Argentina 19.54 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
94 Pakistan 19.32 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
95 Hong Kong 18.78 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
96 El Salvador 17.68 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
97 Kyrgyzstan 17.44 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
Hot countries average (profile) 17.14 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1985
98 Barbados 17.08 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
99 Slovakia 16.4 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2003
100 Cote d'Ivoire 16.26 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
101 Mozambique 16.25 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
102 Syria 16.22 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
103 Mexico 16 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
104 Brazil 15.92 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
105 Cameroon 15.81 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2003
106 Tonga 15.72 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1993
Europe average (profile) 14.66 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2004
107 Bangladesh 13.37 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
108 Maldives 12.4 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
109 Portugal 10.94 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
110 Venezuela 10.68 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
111 Belarus 10.23 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
112 Kiribati 10.16 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1994
113 Sri Lanka 9.97 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
114 Ghana 9.93 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
115 Philippines 9.79 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
116 Senegal 8.39 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2004
117 United States 8.11 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
118 Paraguay 7.85 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
119 Indonesia 7.64 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
120 Malaysia 7.62 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
121 Guatemala 6.56 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
122 Djibouti 6.47 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1995
123 Madagascar 5.73 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
124 Papua New Guinea 5.46 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
125 India 5.42 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2003
126 Belgium 5.06 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
127 Zimbabwe 4.35 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1994
128 Niger 4.34 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2004
129 Comoros 3.84 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1995
130 Rwanda 3.73 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
131 Swaziland 3.23 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
132 Malawi 3.05 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2002
133 Russia 2.95 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
134 Haiti 2.23 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
European Union average (profile) 1.67 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
135 Australia 1.19 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
136 Burundi 0.731 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
137 Kenya 0.615 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
138 Iran 0.385 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2000
139 Nepal 0.332 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
140 Mauritania 0.109 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1998
141 South Korea 0.033 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
142 Canada -0.044 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
143 Somalia -0.809 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1985
144 Algeria -0.845 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1991
145 French Polynesia -0.899 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2000
146 Mauritius -1.242 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) -1.637 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
147 Oman -2.035 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2004
NATO countries average (profile) -2.214 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
148 Slovenia -2.569 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
149 Finland -2.898 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) -3.296 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
150 Austria -3.334 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
151 Greece -3.634 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
152 Central African Republic -4.223 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1994
153 Germany -5.386 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
154 Bahrain -5.792 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
155 Saudi Arabia -7.589 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
156 Japan -9.313 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
157 Italy -11.988 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
158 Samoa -14.104 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
159 Spain -14.372 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
160 Denmark -16.745 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
161 Yemen -17.633 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
Eurozone average (profile) -19.486 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) -23.928 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
162 France -29.584 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
163 Bolivia -29.958 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
164 Norway -37.086 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
165 Fiji -46.364 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1999
166 Angola -46.425 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
167 Sweden -47.194 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
168 Kuwait -55.181 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
169 Switzerland -100.01 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
170 Netherlands -160.277 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
171 Luxembourg -200.201 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
172 Ireland -215.494 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005
173 Netherlands Antilles -237.463 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 1985
174 Iceland -286.172 BoP $ per $1,000 of GDP 2005

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Foreign direct investment > Net > BoP > Current US$ > Per $ 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/BoP/Current-US$/Per-$-GDP

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Interesting observations about Economy > Foreign direct investment > Net > BoP > Current US$ > Per $ GDP

  • Laos ranked first for foreign direct investment > net > boP > current US$ > per $ GDP amongst Hot countries in 2001.
  • Estonia ranked first for foreign direct investment > net > boP > current US$ > per $ GDP amongst Europe in 2005.
  • Equatorial Guinea ranked first for foreign direct investment > net > boP > current US$ > per $ GDP amongst Christian countries in 1996.
  • Saint Lucia ranked first for foreign direct investment > net > boP > current US$ > per $ GDP amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2005.
  • United Kingdom ranked first for foreign direct investment > net > boP > current US$ > per $ GDP amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2005.
  • Czech Republic ranked second for foreign direct investment > net > boP > current US$ > per $ GDP amongst High income OECD countries in 2005.
  • Bulgaria ranked second for foreign direct investment > net > boP > current US$ > per $ GDP amongst European Union in 2005.
  • Ukraine ranked second for foreign direct investment > net > boP > current US$ > per $ GDP amongst Cold countries in 2005.
  • Aruba ranked first for foreign direct investment > net > boP > current US$ > per $ GDP amongst Latin America and Caribbean in 2002.
  • India ranked second last for foreign direct investment > net > boP > current US$ > per $ GDP amongst Emerging markets in 2003.
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