* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
USA: Percent of world Foreign Direct Investment: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for the USA from 1993 to 2016. The average value for the USA during that period was 17.72 percent with a minumum of 8.97 percent in 2005 and a maximum of 30.18 percent in 1999. 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.