United Arab Emirates: Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars

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 United Arab Emirates

Foreign Direct Investment, billion USD

 Latest value 22.74
 Year 2022
 Measure billion U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1970 - 2022
 Average 4.28
 Min - Max -0.99 - 22.74
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for the United Arab Emirates from 1970 to 2022. The average value for the United Arab Emirates during that period was 4.28 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of -0.99 billion U.S. dollars in 1999 and a maximum of 22.74 billion U.S. dollars in 2022. The latest value from 2022 is 22.74 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 183 countries is 9.10 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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United Arab Emirates - Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars - historical chart - 1970-2022




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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 Terms of trade 117.37 2021 percent
 Trade openness 166.57 2020 percent
 Financial openness 2.299 2021 index points
 Exports, percent of GDP 95.93 2020 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 335.24 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports -7.02 2020 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 70.65 2020 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 246.89 2020 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 4.48 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 22.74 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Current account, percent of GDP 11.55 2021 percent
 Trade balance, percent of GDP 25.28 2020 percent
 Reserves 138.43 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign exchange reserves 598.35 9/2023 billion
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