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Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP, 2019 - Country rankings:

The average for 2019 based on 97 countries was 4.17 percent.The highest value was in Cyprus: 97.05 percent and the lowest value was in Ireland: -20.39 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2019. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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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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