Country Comparison > Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad

RankCountryStock of direct foreign investment - abroad (US$)
1United States4,314,000,000,000
2France1,860,000,000,000
3United Kingdom1,773,000,000,000
4Germany1,465,000,000,000
5Hong Kong997,100,000,000
6Netherlands977,000,000,000
7Switzerland976,100,000,000
8Belgium943,500,000,000
9Japan873,300,000,000
10Spain662,900,000,000
11Canada661,800,000,000
12Italy552,800,000,000
13Australia443,500,000,000
14Russia409,100,000,000
15Sweden364,200,000,000
16Singapore336,200,000,000
17China322,000,000,000
18Austria284,100,000,000
19Ireland223,100,000,000
20Denmark211,300,000,000
21Korea, South190,400,000,000
22Norway182,000,000,000
23Finland145,600,000,000
24Taiwan137,300,000,000
25Brazil119,700,000,000
26India109,900,000,000
27Malaysia109,300,000,000
28South Africa89,960,000,000
29Mexico88,020,000,000
30Israel69,830,000,000
31Portugal64,250,000,000
32New Zealand59,080,000,000
33Chile56,090,000,000
34United Arab Emirates55,930,000,000
35Kuwait48,390,000,000
36Poland43,340,000,000
37Greece41,670,000,000
38Indonesia40,570,000,000
39Argentina30,940,000,000
40Qatar30,540,000,000
41Thailand30,510,000,000
42Colombia25,830,000,000
43Hungary20,560,000,000
44Venezuela20,150,000,000
45Turkey19,350,000,000
46Tajikistan18,500,000,000
47Saudi Arabia18,160,000,000
48Kazakhstan18,120,000,000
49Czech Republic16,820,000,000
50Libya16,780,000,000
51Niger10,250,000,000
52Nigeria10,250,000,000
53Iceland8,800,000,000
54Bahrain8,777,000,000
55Vietnam7,700,000,000
56Slovenia7,592,000,000
57Estonia7,524,000,000
58Philippines6,612,000,000
59Ecuador6,346,000,000
60Angola6,346,000,000
61Azerbaijan6,340,000,000
62Egypt6,073,000,000
63Croatia5,741,000,000
64Cuba4,138,000,000
65Trinidad and Tobago3,829,000,000
66Slovakia3,320,000,000
67Ukraine2,995,000,000
68Iran2,521,000,000
69Lithuania2,317,000,000
70Peru2,205,000,000
71Algeria1,914,000,000
72Romania1,587,000,000
73Pakistan1,419,000,000
74Morocco1,329,000,000
75Malta1,213,000,000
76Latvia1,108,000,000
77Bulgaria1,100,000,000
78Macedonia564,000,000
79Tunisia310,000,000
80Uruguay300,000,000
81Kenya300,000,000
82Macau240,000,000
83Costa Rica144,700,000
84Bangladesh94,200,000
85Moldova75,250,000
86Dominica59,000,000
87Dominican Republic59,000,000
88Bolivia21,000,000
89El Salvador7,000,000

Definition: This entry gives the cumulative US
dollar value of all investments in foreign countries made directly by residents - primarily companies - of the home country, as of the end of the time period indicated. Direct investment excludes investment through purchase of shares.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012

See also: Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad map

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