Germany: Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars
(measure: billion U.S. dollars; Source: The World Bank)
* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Germany: Foreign Direct Investment, billion USD
For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Germany from 1971 to 2018. The average value for Germany during that period was 31.07 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of -20.44 billion U.S. dollars in 2004 and a maximum of 247.99 billion U.S. dollars in 2000.
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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.