Libya: Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars

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 Libya

Foreign Direct Investment, billion USD

 Latest value 0.60
 Year 2021
 Measure billion U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1970 - 2021
 Average 0.32
 Min - Max -1.09 - 4.69
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Libya from 1970 to 2021. The average value for Libya during that period was 0.32 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of -1.09 billion U.S. dollars in 1980 and a maximum of 4.69 billion U.S. dollars in 2007. The latest value from 2021 is 0.6 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 186 countries is 12.06 billion U.S. dollars. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Libya - Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars - historical chart - 1970-2021




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.

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