For that indicator, we provide data for the USA from 1993 to 2018. The average value for the USA during that period was 17.86 percent with a minimum of 9.13 percent in 2005 and a maximum of 26.89 percent in 1998.
The latest value from 2018 is 23.84 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2018 based on 187
countries is 0.53 percent.
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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.