St. Lucia - Foreign direct investment

Foreign direct investment, net outflows (BoP, current US$)

The latest value for Foreign direct investment, net outflows (BoP, current US$) in St. Lucia was ($20,431,260) as of 2016. Over the past 16 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between $28,194,370 in 2014 and ($20,431,260) in 2016.

Definition: Foreign direct investment refers to direct investment equity flows in an economy. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, and other capital. Direct investment is a category of cross-border investment associated with a resident in one economy having control or a significant degree of influence on the management of an enterprise that is resident in another economy. Ownership of 10 percent or more of the ordinary shares of voting stock is the criterion for determining the existence of a direct investment relationship. This series shows net outflows of investment from the reporting economy to the rest of the world. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments database, supplemented by data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and official national sources.

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Year Value
2000 $4,496,297
2001 $4,181,482
2002 $5,211,111
2003 $5,388,889
2004 $4,521,804
2005 $3,748,615
2006 $3,719,841
2007 $5,608,693
2008 $5,027,667
2009 $5,536,244
2010 $5,306,625
2011 $15,555,560
2012 $4,329,025
2013 $3,131,852
2014 $28,194,370
2015 $19,622,150
2016 ($20,431,260)

Foreign direct investment, net outflows (% of GDP)

Foreign direct investment, net outflows (% of GDP) in St. Lucia was -1.23 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 16 years was 1.82 in 2014, while its lowest value was -1.23 in 2016.

Definition: Foreign direct investment refers to direct investment equity flows in an economy. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, and other capital. Direct investment is a category of cross-border investment associated with a resident in one economy having control or a significant degree of influence on the management of an enterprise that is resident in another economy. Ownership of 10 percent or more of the ordinary shares of voting stock is the criterion for determining the existence of a direct investment relationship. This series shows net outflows of investment from the reporting economy to the rest of the world, and is divided by GDP.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments database, supplemented by data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and official national sources.

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Year Value
2000 0.57
2001 0.56
2002 0.70
2003 0.65
2004 0.51
2005 0.39
2006 0.33
2007 0.44
2008 0.39
2009 0.44
2010 0.38
2011 1.08
2012 0.30
2013 0.21
2014 1.82
2015 1.19
2016 -1.23

Foreign direct investment, net (BoP, current US$)

The latest value for Foreign direct investment, net (BoP, current US$) in St. Lucia was ($116,423,800) as of 2016. Over the past 40 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between ($2,998,466) in 1976 and ($271,891,100) in 2007.

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.

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Year Value
1976 ($2,998,466)
1977 ($13,000,000)
1978 ($20,600,000)
1979 ($26,000,000)
1980 ($30,900,000)
1981 ($38,200,000)
1982 ($26,500,000)
1983 ($10,000,000)
1984 ($12,000,000)
1985 ($17,000,000)
1986 ($14,518,520)
1987 ($15,000,000)
1988 ($16,444,440)
1989 ($26,629,630)
1990 ($44,785,180)
1991 ($57,744,440)
1992 ($40,940,740)
1993 ($34,162,960)
1994 ($32,522,220)
1995 ($32,751,850)
1996 ($18,414,810)
1997 ($47,825,920)
1998 ($83,396,300)
1999 ($83,151,850)
2000 ($53,748,150)
2001 ($58,807,410)
2002 ($51,935,420)
2003 ($106,425,900)
2004 ($76,520,290)
2005 ($78,233,430)
2006 ($233,934,700)
2007 ($271,891,100)
2008 ($161,210,700)
2009 ($146,397,600)
2010 ($121,297,000)
2011 ($80,860,870)
2012 ($75,759,330)
2013 ($83,515,040)
2014 ($19,328,740)
2015 ($75,113,250)
2016 ($116,423,800)

Foreign direct investment, net inflows (BoP, current US$)

The latest value for Foreign direct investment, net inflows (BoP, current US$) in St. Lucia was $95,992,570 as of 2016. Over the past 40 years, the value for this indicator has fluctuated between $271,891,100 in 2007 and $2,998,466 in 1976.

Definition: Foreign direct investment refers to direct investment equity flows in the reporting economy. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, and other capital. Direct investment is a category of cross-border investment associated with a resident in one economy having control or a significant degree of influence on the management of an enterprise that is resident in another economy. Ownership of 10 percent or more of the ordinary shares of voting stock is the criterion for determining the existence of a direct investment relationship. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Balance of Payments database, supplemented by data from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development and official national sources.

See also:

Year Value
1976 $2,998,466
1977 $13,000,000
1978 $20,600,000
1979 $26,000,000
1980 $30,900,000
1981 $38,200,000
1982 $26,500,000
1983 $10,000,000
1984 $12,000,000
1985 $17,000,000
1986 $14,518,520
1987 $15,000,000
1988 $16,444,440
1989 $26,629,630
1990 $44,785,180
1991 $57,744,440
1992 $40,940,740
1993 $34,162,960
1994 $32,522,220
1995 $32,751,850
1996 $18,414,810
1997 $47,825,920
1998 $83,396,300
1999 $83,151,850
2000 $53,748,150
2001 $58,807,410
2002 $51,935,420
2003 $106,425,900
2004 $76,520,290
2005 $78,233,430
2006 $233,934,700
2007 $271,891,100
2008 $161,210,700
2009 $146,397,600
2010 $121,297,000
2011 $96,416,420
2012 $75,759,330
2013 $83,515,040
2014 $47,523,100
2015 $94,735,400
2016 $95,992,570

Foreign direct investment, net inflows (% of GDP)

Foreign direct investment, net inflows (% of GDP) in St. Lucia was 5.76 as of 2016. Its highest value over the past 39 years was 22.74 in 1981, while its lowest value was 2.78 in 1996.

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 net inflows (new investment inflows less disinvestment) in the reporting economy from foreign investors, and is divided by GDP.

Source: International Monetary Fund, International Financial Statistics and Balance of Payments databases, World Bank, International Debt Statistics, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.

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Year Value
1977 14.88
1978 20.18
1979 20.98
1980 21.12
1981 22.74
1982 14.50
1983 5.07
1984 5.51
1985 7.05
1986 5.01
1987 4.69
1988 4.49
1989 6.41
1990 9.25
1991 11.24
1992 7.22
1993 5.94
1994 5.42
1995 5.11
1996 2.78
1997 7.06
1998 11.31
1999 10.72
2000 6.85
2001 7.91
2002 6.94
2003 12.92
2004 8.57
2005 8.22
2006 20.63
2007 21.28
2008 12.57
2009 11.59
2010 8.78
2011 6.71
2012 5.27
2013 5.61
2014 3.06
2015 5.74
2016 5.76

Classification

Topic: Economic Policy & Debt Indicators

Sub-Topic: Balance of payments