South Korea: Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars
(measure: billion U.S. dollars; source: The World Bank)
South Korea: Foreign Direct Investment, billion USD: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for South Korea from 1976 to 2016. The average value for South Korea during that period was 4.67 billion U.S. dollars with a minumum of 0.01 billion U.S. dollars in 1980 and a maximum of 13.64 billion U.S. dollars in 2005. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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.