For that indicator, we provide data for South Korea from 1970 to 2022. The average value for South Korea during that period was 5.44 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of 0 billion U.S. dollars in 1973 and a maximum of 22.06 billion U.S. dollars in 2021.
The latest value from 2022 is 18 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 104
countries is 17.60 billion U.S. dollars.
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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.