Foreign direct investment, net inflows (BoP, current US$)
Definition: Foreign direct investment is net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting interest in or management control over an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvested earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital, as shown in the balance of payments. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
Description: The map below shows how Foreign direct investment, net inflows (BoP, current US$) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is United States, with a value of $236,226,000,000.00. The country with the lowest value in the world is Hungary, with a value of ($42,283,450,000.00).
Source: International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments database, supplemented by data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and official national sources.