Foreign direct investment, net inflows (% of GDP)

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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. Weighted average. FDI data do not give a complete picture of international investment in an economy.

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Foreign direct investment, net inflows (% of GDP)


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Foreign direct investment, net inflows (% of GDP)

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Data Stats

Years collected: 1992 - 2016

Countries covered: 77

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