Eritrea: Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP

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 Eritrea

Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP

 Latest value 1.89
 Year 2011
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1992 - 2011
 Average 2.86
 Min - Max 0 - 12.08
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Eritrea from 1992 to 2011. The average value for Eritrea during that period was 2.86 percent with a minimum of 0 percent in 1992 and a maximum of 12.08 percent in 1999. The latest value from 2011 is 1.89 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2011 based on 188 countries is 9.23 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Eritrea - Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP - recent values

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Eritrea - Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1992-2011




Foreign direct investment in Eritrea and other countries reflects the foreign ownership of production facilities. To be classified as foreign direct investment, the share of the foreign ownership has to be equal to at least 10 percent of the value of the company. The investment could be in manufacturing, services, agriculture, or other sectors. It could have originated as green field investment (building something new), as acquisition (buying an existing company) or joint venture (partnership).

FDI is reported on an annual basis, i.e. how much new investment was received in the country during the current year. It typically runs at about 2-3 percent of the size of the economy measured by its gross domestic product. If a country routinely receives FDI that exceeds 5-6% of GDP each year, then this is a significant success.
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.


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 Exports, percent of GDP 18.15 2011 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 0.37 2011 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports 575.74 2011 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 29.24 2011 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 0.60 2011 billion U.S. dollars
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 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars -0.03 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Current account, percent of GDP 12.20 2022 percent
 Current account, in dollars -0.10 2000 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP -11.08 2011 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars -0.40 2000 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 0.19 2019 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 0.47 2000 percent
 Net errors and omissions -22.87 2000 million USD
 External debt 51.48 2011 percent
 Short-term external debt 5.63 2022 percent
 Short-term debt to reserves 17.05 2019 percent
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