Foreign direct investment, net (BoP, current US$) - Country Ranking

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 total net FDI. In BPM6, financial account balances are calculated as the change in assets minus the change in liabilities. Net FDI outflows are assets and net FDI inflows are liabilities. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments Statistics Yearbook and data files.

See also: Thematic map, Time series comparison

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Japan 133,222,000,000.00 2018
2 Switzerland 114,881,000,000.00 2018
3 France 66,364,670,000.00 2018
4 Germany 53,784,270,000.00 2018
5 Ireland 29,824,000,000.00 2018
6 Korea 24,437,900,000.00 2018
7 Russia 22,592,030,000.00 2018
8 Luxembourg 21,526,110,000.00 2018
9 Norway 19,651,610,000.00 2018
10 Saudi Arabia 18,740,260,000.00 2018
11 Netherlands 12,840,890,000.00 2018
12 Sweden 11,126,930,000.00 2018
13 Belgium 10,783,840,000.00 2018
14 Finland 9,842,534,000.00 2018
15 Thailand 7,297,027,000.00 2018
16 Canada 7,175,352,000.00 2018
17 Angola 5,738,206,000.00 2018
18 Qatar 5,709,066,000.00 2018
19 Iraq 5,073,500,000.00 2018
20 Austria 3,071,474,000.00 2018
21 Kuwait 2,993,148,000.00 2018
22 Macao SAR, China 2,980,844,000.00 2018
23 Bahrain 1,403,989,000.00 2018
24 Congo 1,146,360,000.00 2016
25 Uruguay 1,107,162,000.00 2018
26 Trinidad and Tobago 667,601,400.00 2018
27 Iceland 474,426,200.00 2018
28 Libya 439,500,000.00 2016
29 Azerbaijan 357,879,000.00 2018
30 Italy 224,517,500.00 2018
31 Papua New Guinea 180,176,800.00 2017
32 Barbados 62,081,040.00 2013
33 Yemen 15,444,810.00 2015
34 Burkina Faso 7,677,121.00 2017
35 Central African Republic 3,602,275.00 1994
36 Nauru 252,552.60 2018
37 Tuvalu -336,811.50 2013
38 Kiribati -660,463.80 2017
39 Burundi -983,747.10 2018
40 Bhutan -2,649,713.00 2018
41 Solomon Islands -3,001,697.00 2018
42 Comoros -6,859,923.00 2018
43 Dominica -13,321,070.00 2018
44 St. Lucia -15,809,470.00 2018
45 Samoa -16,676,160.00 2018
46 Tonga -19,098,800.00 2018
47 Guinea-Bissau -20,958,840.00 2018
48 São Tomé and Principe -21,287,700.00 2018
49 Gabon -25,253,210.00 2015
50 Chad -26,512,740.00 1994
51 Venezuela -27,000,000.00 2016
52 Palau -27,484,630.00 2017
53 Eritrea -27,875,540.00 2000
54 The Gambia -32,957,950.00 2018
55 Vanuatu -36,216,620.00 2018
56 Iran -39,000,000.00 2000
57 Eswatini -39,356,870.00 2018
58 Lesotho -39,585,270.00 2018
59 Timor-Leste -47,925,660.00 2018
60 Lithuania -54,306,070.00 2018
61 Nepal -68,186,670.00 2018
62 Afghanistan -78,907,430.00 2018
63 Cabo Verde -79,838,130.00 2018
64 St. Kitts and Nevis -94,027,010.00 2018
65 St. Vincent and the Grenadines -95,504,700.00 2018
66 Namibia -102,731,900.00 2018
67 Haiti -105,000,000.00 2018
68 Malawi -107,733,800.00 2018
69 Botswana -107,901,300.00 2018
70 Seychelles -111,051,600.00 2018
71 Belize -118,823,300.00 2018
72 Suriname -119,190,800.00 2018
73 Togo -120,835,300.00 2017
74 Liberia -129,129,800.00 2018
75 Kyrgyz Republic -139,267,900.00 2018
76 Grenada -151,584,900.00 2018
77 Djibouti -165,001,100.00 2017
78 Antigua and Barbuda -165,042,500.00 2018
79 Benin -168,577,900.00 2017
80 Sierra Leone -217,812,900.00 2018
81 Armenia -247,133,700.00 2018
82 Zimbabwe -247,187,700.00 2017
83 Tajikistan -249,150,600.00 2018
84 Moldova -269,630,000.00 2018
85 Nicaragua -284,100,000.00 2018
86 Rwanda -287,556,600.00 2018
87 Côte d'Ivoire -298,245,500.00 2017
88 Niger -308,857,200.00 2017
89 Bolivia -343,598,800.00 2018
90 Bulgaria -349,650,000.00 2018
91 Guinea -353,090,000.00 2018
92 Zambia -363,115,700.00 2018
93 Equatorial Guinea -376,180,400.00 1996
94 Montenegro -379,074,600.00 2018
95 Kenya -414,399,700.00 2017
96 Fiji -472,476,400.00 2018
97 Paraguay -481,046,200.00 2018
98 The Bahamas -491,404,700.00 2018
99 Madagascar -494,140,100.00 2018
100 Senegal -504,628,200.00 2017
101 Bosnia and Herzegovina -508,674,700.00 2018
102 Brunei -511,497,200.00 2018
103 Mali -546,884,200.00 2017
104 Nigeria -616,625,600.00 2018
105 Uzbekistan -622,791,500.00 2018
106 Denmark -639,153,200.00 2018
107 Cameroon -657,169,400.00 2018
108 New Caledonia -702,858,400.00 2016
109 North Macedonia -713,258,100.00 2018
110 Jamaica -761,949,900.00 2018
111 Mauritania -772,244,200.00 2018
112 Guatemala -784,600,000.00 2018
113 Latvia -786,692,500.00 2018
114 Croatia -838,308,000.00 2018
115 El Salvador -839,591,400.00 2018
116 Honduras -890,205,900.00 2018
117 United Kingdom -917,914,100.00 2018
118 Slovak Republic -919,699,000.00 2018
119 South Africa -923,169,700.00 2018
120 Georgia -925,045,400.00 2018
121 Jordan -957,464,800.00 2018
122 Tunisia -988,942,900.00 2018
123 Tanzania -1,055,991,000.00 2018
124 Slovenia -1,088,111,000.00 2018
125 Sudan -1,135,787,000.00 2018
126 Guyana -1,180,406,000.00 2018
127 Algeria -1,204,341,000.00 2017
128 Albania -1,208,920,000.00 2018
129 Dem. Rep. Congo -1,284,643,000.00 2018
130 Myanmar -1,291,196,000.00 2018
131 Lao PDR -1,319,610,000.00 2018
132 Uganda -1,336,801,000.00 2018
133 Belarus -1,371,300,000.00 2018
134 Lebanon -1,378,772,000.00 2018
135 Ecuador -1,410,435,000.00 2018
136 Estonia -1,421,154,000.00 2018
137 Syrian Arab Republic -1,469,197,000.00 2010
138 New Zealand -1,489,128,000.00 2018
139 Sri Lanka -1,542,687,000.00 2018
140 Mongolia -1,923,601,000.00 2018
141 Costa Rica -2,183,146,000.00 2018
142 Pakistan -2,345,000,000.00 2018
143 Ukraine -2,360,000,000.00 2018
144 Dominican Republic -2,535,300,000.00 2018
145 Mozambique -2,692,280,000.00 2018
146 Malaysia -2,853,747,000.00 2018
147 Ghana -2,908,185,000.00 2018
148 Bangladesh -2,924,997,000.00 2018
149 Morocco -2,961,371,000.00 2018
150 Cambodia -3,088,670,000.00 2018
151 Hungary -3,241,313,000.00 2018
152 Ethiopia -3,360,419,000.00 2018
153 Greece -3,505,884,000.00 2018
154 Serbia -3,749,220,000.00 2018
155 Cayman Islands -4,013,455,000.00 2017
156 Czech Republic -4,098,921,000.00 2018
157 Chile -4,133,579,000.00 2018
158 Kazakhstan -4,857,567,000.00 2018
159 Panama -5,104,070,000.00 2018
160 Oman -5,626,008,000.00 2018
161 Romania -5,840,119,000.00 2018
162 Philippines -5,883,992,000.00 2018
163 Portugal -6,014,794,000.00 2018
164 Colombia -6,413,355,000.00 2018
165 Peru -6,468,745,000.00 2018
166 Egypt -6,474,100,000.00 2018
167 Mauritius -7,456,373,000.00 2018
168 Cyprus -8,489,880,000.00 2018
169 Turkey -9,410,000,000.00 2018
170 Argentina -10,070,640,000.00 2018
171 Malta -11,537,540,000.00 2018
172 Indonesia -13,421,980,000.00 2018
173 Israel -14,671,900,000.00 2018
174 Poland -14,789,000,000.00 2018
175 Vietnam -14,902,000,000.00 2018
176 Spain -18,608,460,000.00 2018
177 Mexico -26,701,470,000.00 2018
178 Hong Kong SAR, China -30,474,360,000.00 2018
179 India -30,699,660,000.00 2018
180 Singapore -45,708,850,000.00 2018
181 Australia -62,366,590,000.00 2018
182 Brazil -76,138,000,000.00 2018
183 China -107,020,000,000.00 2018
184 United States -336,846,000,000.00 2018

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Periodicity: Annual

General Comments: Note: Data are based on the sixth edition of the IMF's Balance of Payments Manual (BPM6) and are only available from 2005 onwards. In BPM6, the headings of the financial account have been changed from credits and debits to net acquisition of financial ass