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Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP, 2020 - Country rankings:

The average for 2020 based on 182 countries was 3.89 percent.The highest value was in Hungary: 109.33 percent and the lowest value was in Switzerland: -34.21 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2020. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP, 2020 Global rank Available data
Hungary 109.33 1 1991 - 2020
Luxembourg 84.72 2 2002 - 2020
R. of Congo 38.3 3 1970 - 2020
Hong Kong 34.06 4 1970 - 2020
Malta 29.72 5 1970 - 2020
Mozambique 22.72 6 1991 - 2020
Guyana 21.83 7 1970 - 2020
Singapore 21.65 8 1970 - 2020
Seychelles 14.58 9 1970 - 2020
Grenada 14.26 10 1977 - 2020
Cambodia 14.01 11 1970 - 2020
Mongolia 12.91 12 1981 - 2020
Maldives 11.78 13 1980 - 2020
Mauritania 11.72 14 1970 - 2020
Estonia 11.54 15 1995 - 2020
Gabon 11.21 16 1970 - 2020
Montenegro 11.03 17 2007 - 2020
Lebanon 11.02 18 1988 - 2020
Gambia 10.36 19 1970 - 2020
S.T.&Principe 9.96 20 2001 - 2020
Palau 9.31 21 2000 - 2020
Lithuania 7.92 22 1995 - 2020
Ireland 7.62 23 1970 - 2020
Albania 7.07 24 1984 - 2020
Bermuda 6.92 25 1997 - 2020
Somalia 6.66 26 1970 - 2020
Aruba 6.57 27 1986 - 2020
Serbia 6.54 28 2007 - 2020
Senegal 6.04 29 1970 - 2020
Israel 5.96 30 1995 - 2020
Barbados 5.59 31 1974 - 2020
UA Emirates 5.54 32 1975 - 2020
Ant.& Barb. 5.37 33 1977 - 2020
Eq. Guinea 5.25 34 1981 - 2020
Fiji 5.23 35 1970 - 2020
Chad 5.2 36 1970 - 2020
Bulgaria 5.19 37 1980 - 2020
Laos 5.1 38 1984 - 2020
Djibouti 4.97 39 1985 - 2020
Belize 4.81 40 1970 - 2020
Brunei 4.71 41 1970 - 2020
N. Caledonia 4.69 42 2000 - 2020
Vietnam 4.6 43 1985 - 2020
Bahamas 4.48 44 1970 - 2020
Dominica 4.36 45 1977 - 2020
Cape Verde 4.35 46 1980 - 2020
Kazakhstan 4.21 47 1992 - 2020
Oman 3.87 48 1970 - 2020
Germany 3.71 49 1971 - 2020
St. Vincent & ... 3.54 50 1978 - 2020
Czechia 3.47 51 1993 - 2020
Costa Rica 3.38 52 1970 - 2020
Sweden 3.38 53 1970 - 2020
Chile 3.37 54 1970 - 2020
Georgia 3.37 55 1993 - 2020
Sierra Leone 3.33 56 1970 - 2020
Domin. Rep. 3.12 57 1970 - 2020
DR Congo 3.08 58 1970 - 2020
Mali 3.07 59 1971 - 2020
Poland 2.91 60 1990 - 2020
Bahrain 2.9 61 1980 - 2020
Uzbekistan 2.89 62 1992 - 2020
Mexico 2.87 63 1970 - 2020
Liberia 2.86 64 2000 - 2020
Latvia 2.81 65 1995 - 2020
Colombia 2.76 66 1970 - 2020
Vanuatu 2.73 67 1979 - 2020
Madagascar 2.71 68 1970 - 2020
Ghana 2.68 69 1970 - 2020
Sudan 2.66 70 1970 - 2020
Spain 2.63 71 1970 - 2020
Niger 2.62 72 1970 - 2020
Brazil 2.61 73 1970 - 2020
India 2.41 74 1970 - 2020
Burma 2.32 75 1971 - 2020
Uganda 2.32 76 1970 - 2020
Belarus 2.26 77 1992 - 2020
Mauritius 2.25 78 1976 - 2020
Ethiopia 2.23 79 1981 - 2020
Saint Lucia 2.17 80 1980 - 2020
Bosnia & Herz. 2.06 81 1998 - 2020
Croatia 2.06 82 1995 - 2020
Jamaica 1.92 83 1970 - 2020
New Zealand 1.92 84 1971 - 2020
Philippines 1.89 85 1970 - 2020
Indonesia 1.81 86 1970 - 2020
Greece 1.75 87 1970 - 2020
China 1.72 88 1979 - 2020
Portugal 1.67 89 1970 - 2020
Cameroon 1.65 90 1970 - 2020
Jordan 1.64 91 1972 - 2020
Canada 1.61 92 1970 - 2020
Egypt 1.6 93 1970 - 2020
El Salvador 1.51 94 1970 - 2020
C.A. Republic 1.49 95 1970 - 2020
G.-Bissau 1.47 96 1975 - 2020
Kiribati 1.45 97 1979 - 2020
Nicaragua 1.45 98 1970 - 2020
Romania 1.44 99 1987 - 2020
Australia 1.39 100 1970 - 2020
Tunisia 1.39 101 1970 - 2020
Moldova 1.33 102 1995 - 2020
Lesotho 1.31 103 1975 - 2020
Tajikistan 1.31 104 1992 - 2020
Guatemala 1.29 105 1970 - 2020
Malaysia 1.28 106 1970 - 2020
Guinea 1.24 107 1986 - 2020
Morocco 1.24 108 1970 - 2020
Japan 1.22 109 1970 - 2020
Azerbaijan 1.19 110 1993 - 2020
Ivory Coast 1.16 111 1970 - 2020
UK 1.13 112 1970 - 2020
Benin 1.11 113 1970 - 2020
Ecuador 1.11 114 1970 - 2020
Swaziland 1.11 115 1972 - 2020
Tanzania 1.1 116 1988 - 2020
Turkey 1.09 117 1970 - 2020
Argentina 1.03 118 1970 - 2020
USA 1.01 119 1970 - 2020
Honduras 0.99 120 1970 - 2020
Rwanda 0.98 121 1970 - 2020
South Africa 0.94 122 1970 - 2020
Slovenia 0.91 123 1995 - 2020
Tonga 0.86 124 1975 - 2020
Zimbabwe 0.83 125 1970 - 2020
Algeria 0.78 126 1970 - 2020
Saudi Arabia 0.77 127 1970 - 2020
Euro area 0.73 128 1971 - 2020
Uruguay 0.73 129 1970 - 2020
Pakistan 0.68 130 1970 - 2020
Russia 0.64 131 1992 - 2020
Iran 0.58 132 1970 - 2020
Solomon Isl. 0.58 133 1971 - 2020
Nigeria 0.55 134 1970 - 2020
Samoa 0.55 135 1982 - 2020
Botswana 0.54 136 1974 - 2020
South Korea 0.54 137 1970 - 2020
Sri Lanka 0.54 138 1970 - 2020
Palestine 0.51 139 1995 - 2020
France 0.5 140 1970 - 2020
Denmark 0.44 141 1970 - 2020
Kenya 0.42 142 1970 - 2020
Bangladesh 0.41 143 1972 - 2020
Nepal 0.38 144 1972 - 2020
Armenia 0.37 145 1992 - 2020
Malawi 0.37 146 1970 - 2020
Peru 0.36 147 1970 - 2020
Comoros 0.32 148 1980 - 2020
Paraguay 0.26 149 1970 - 2020
Burundi 0.22 150 1970 - 2020
Ukraine 0.19 151 1992 - 2020
Tuvalu 0.18 152 2001 - 2020
Haiti 0.17 153 1970 - 2020
Afghanistan 0.06 154 1970 - 2020
North Macedonia 0.06 155 1994 - 2020
Suriname 0.04 156 1970 - 2020
Bhutan -0.12 157 1990 - 2020
Slovakia -0.31 158 1993 - 2020
Tr.&Tobago -0.48 159 1970 - 2020
Kuwait -0.53 160 1970 - 2020
Burkina Faso -0.55 161 1970 - 2020
Togo -0.78 162 1970 - 2020
Finland -0.87 163 1970 - 2020
Zambia -0.95 164 1970 - 2020
Thailand -0.97 165 1970 - 2020
Norway -1.13 166 1970 - 2020
Italy -1.17 167 1970 - 2020
Cyprus -1.33 168 1975 - 2020
Namibia -1.51 169 1985 - 2020
Qatar -1.69 170 1970 - 2020
Iraq -1.71 171 1970 - 2020
Bolivia -3.08 172 1970 - 2020
Belgium -3.37 173 1970 - 2020
Angola -3.48 174 1980 - 2020
Papua N.G. -3.79 175 1970 - 2020
Panama -3.99 176 1977 - 2020
Iceland -4.12 177 1970 - 2020
Austria -4.2 178 1970 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan -5.16 179 1993 - 2020
Netherlands -16.34 180 1970 - 2020
Macao -27.76 181 1982 - 2020
Switzerland -34.21 182 1983 - 2020


Definition: Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown in the balance of payments. This series shows net inflows (new investment inflows less disinvestment) in the reporting economy from foreign investors, and is divided by GDP.
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