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Foreign Direct Investment, billion USD, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 183 countries was 9.1 billion U.S. dollars. The highest value was in the USA: 388.08 billion U.S. dollars and the lowest value was in Luxembourg: -322.05 billion U.S. dollars. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2022. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: billion U.S. dollars; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars, 2022 Global rank Available data
USA 388.08 1 1970 - 2022
China 180.17 2 1979 - 2022
Singapore 140.84 3 1970 - 2022
Hong Kong 120.95 4 1970 - 2022
France 105.42 5 1970 - 2022
Brazil 91.5 6 1970 - 2022
Australia 67.12 7 1970 - 2022
Canada 53.71 8 1970 - 2022
Sweden 50.05 9 1970 - 2022
India 49.94 10 1970 - 2022
Japan 47.52 11 1970 - 2022
Germany 47.37 12 1971 - 2022
UK 44.13 13 1970 - 2022
Spain 42.29 14 1970 - 2022
Mexico 38.93 15 1970 - 2022
Poland 35.31 16 1976 - 2022
Italy 31.23 17 1970 - 2022
Israel 27.87 18 1970 - 2022
Switzerland 27.71 19 1983 - 2022
Denmark 27.04 20 1970 - 2022
UA Emirates 22.74 21 1970 - 2022
Indonesia 21.43 22 1970 - 2022
Chile 20.86 23 1970 - 2022
South Korea 18 24 1970 - 2022
Vietnam 17.9 25 1970 - 2022
Colombia 16.87 26 1970 - 2022
Argentina 15.41 27 1970 - 2022
Ireland 14.95 28 1970 - 2022
Malaysia 14.73 29 1970 - 2022
Turkey 13.09 30 1970 - 2022
Romania 11.88 31 1971 - 2022
Egypt 11.4 32 1970 - 2022
Cyprus 11.13 33 1970 - 2022
Peru 10.85 34 1970 - 2022
Czechia 10.53 35 1993 - 2022
Thailand 10.2 36 1970 - 2022
Belgium 9.79 37 1970 - 2022
Uruguay 9.4 38 1970 - 2022
Philippines 9.2 39 1970 - 2022
South Africa 9.19 40 1970 - 2022
Finland 9.14 41 1970 - 2022
Portugal 9.1 42 1970 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 7.89 43 1970 - 2022
New Zealand 7.83 44 1970 - 2022
Greece 6.85 45 1970 - 2022
Kazakhstan 4.91 46 1992 - 2022
Malta 4.83 47 1970 - 2022
Norway 4.78 48 1970 - 2022
Serbia 4.59 49 2007 - 2022
Guyana 4.41 50 1970 - 2022
Slovakia 4.05 51 1993 - 2022
Macao 4 52 1971 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 3.96 53 1970 - 2022
Oman 3.72 54 1970 - 2022
Croatia 3.67 55 1992 - 2022
Ethiopia 3.67 56 1977 - 2022
Cambodia 3.58 57 1970 - 2022
Costa Rica 3.56 58 1970 - 2022
Bulgaria 3.22 59 1980 - 2022
Panama 2.64 60 1977 - 2022
Senegal 2.59 61 1970 - 2022
Mozambique 2.54 62 1970 - 2022
Mongolia 2.5 63 1981 - 2022
Uzbekistan 2.5 64 1992 - 2022
Morocco 2.18 65 1970 - 2022
Slovenia 2.18 66 1992 - 2022
Georgia 2.03 67 1993 - 2022
Bahrain 1.95 68 1973 - 2022
DR Congo 1.85 69 1970 - 2022
Belarus 1.61 70 1992 - 2022
Ivory Coast 1.58 71 1970 - 2022
Bangladesh 1.56 72 1972 - 2022
Estonia 1.53 73 1992 - 2022
Uganda 1.53 74 1970 - 2022
Iran 1.5 75 1970 - 2022
Ghana 1.47 76 1970 - 2022
Albania 1.44 77 1980 - 2022
Guatemala 1.34 78 1970 - 2022
Pakistan 1.34 79 1970 - 2022
Nicaragua 1.29 80 1970 - 2022
Bahamas 1.25 81 1970 - 2022
Burma 1.24 82 1971 - 2022
Latvia 1.22 83 1992 - 2022
Mauritania 1.15 84 1970 - 2022
Jordan 1.14 85 1972 - 2022
Tanzania 1.11 86 1970 - 2022
Gabon 1.1 87 1970 - 2022
Honduras 1.08 88 1970 - 2022
Armenia 1 89 1992 - 2022
Iceland 0.96 90 1970 - 2022
Turkmenistan 0.94 91 1992 - 2022
Venezuela 0.94 92 1970 - 2022
Namibia 0.93 93 1985 - 2022
Sri Lanka 0.9 94 1970 - 2022
Cameroon 0.89 95 1970 - 2022
Montenegro 0.87 96 2007 - 2022
North Macedonia 0.87 97 1994 - 2022
Ecuador 0.83 98 1970 - 2022
Kuwait 0.75 99 1970 - 2022
Maldives 0.72 100 1973 - 2022
Tunisia 0.71 101 1970 - 2022
N. Caledonia 0.7 102 2000 - 2022
Lithuania 0.69 103 1992 - 2022
Guinea 0.66 104 1973 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 0.65 105 1998 - 2022
Somalia 0.64 106 1970 - 2022
Chad 0.61 107 1970 - 2022
Moldova 0.59 108 1992 - 2022
Niger 0.58 109 1970 - 2022
Sudan 0.57 110 1970 - 2022
Laos 0.53 111 1970 - 2022
R. of Congo 0.53 112 1970 - 2022
Paraguay 0.47 113 1970 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 0.46 114 1978 - 2022
Lebanon 0.46 115 1971 - 2022
Madagascar 0.4 116 1970 - 2022
Rwanda 0.4 117 1970 - 2022
Kenya 0.39 118 1970 - 2022
Ukraine 0.37 119 1992 - 2022
Zimbabwe 0.34 120 1970 - 2022
Papua N.G. 0.33 121 1970 - 2022
Jamaica 0.32 122 1970 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 0.29 123 1993 - 2022
Benin 0.27 124 1970 - 2022
Aruba 0.25 125 1986 - 2022
Mali 0.25 126 1971 - 2022
Mauritius 0.25 127 1970 - 2022
Sierra Leone 0.25 128 1970 - 2022
Gambia 0.24 129 1970 - 2022
Palestine 0.23 130 1995 - 2022
Botswana 0.22 131 1974 - 2022
Seychelles 0.21 132 1970 - 2022
Ant.& Barb. 0.2 133 1977 - 2022
Barbados 0.2 134 1970 - 2022
Djibouti 0.19 135 1973 - 2022
Malawi 0.19 136 1970 - 2022
Tajikistan 0.17 137 1992 - 2022
Grenada 0.16 138 1977 - 2022
Belize 0.13 139 1970 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 0.13 140 1974 - 2022
Burkina Faso 0.12 141 1970 - 2022
Cape Verde 0.12 142 1977 - 2022
Fiji 0.1 143 1970 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 0.09 144 1978 - 2022
Algeria 0.08 145 1970 - 2022
Qatar 0.08 146 1970 - 2022
Liberia 0.07 147 1970 - 2022
Nepal 0.07 148 1972 - 2022
Saint Lucia 0.07 149 1976 - 2022
Palau 0.06 150 1989 - 2022
Haiti 0.04 151 1970 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 0.04 152 1971 - 2022
Dominica 0.03 153 1976 - 2022
C.A. Republic 0.02 154 1970 - 2022
G.-Bissau 0.02 155 1975 - 2022
Bhutan 0.01 156 1974 - 2022
Burundi 0.01 157 1970 - 2022
North Korea 0.01 158 1986 - 2022
Swaziland 0.01 159 1972 - 2022
Zambia 0.01 160 1970 - 2022
Comoros 0 161 1978 - 2022
El Salvador -0 162 1970 - 2022
Kiribati 0 163 1979 - 2022
Samoa 0 164 1970 - 2022
Tonga 0 165 1971 - 2022
Vanuatu -0 166 1971 - 2022
Bolivia -0.01 167 1970 - 2022
Lesotho -0.01 168 1975 - 2022
Suriname -0.01 169 1970 - 2022
Bermuda -0.03 170 1997 - 2022
Eritrea -0.03 171 1992 - 2022
Nigeria -0.19 172 1970 - 2022
Togo -0.23 173 1970 - 2022
Brunei -0.29 174 1970 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago -0.91 175 1970 - 2022
Austria -1.41 176 1970 - 2022
Iraq -2.09 177 1970 - 2022
Azerbaijan -4.47 178 1993 - 2022
Angola -6.6 179 1970 - 2022
Netherlands -11.51 180 1970 - 2022
Hungary -13.98 181 1982 - 2022
Russia -40.04 182 1992 - 2022
Luxembourg -322.05 183 2002 - 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.
388.08
180.17
140.84
120.95
105.42
91.50
67.12
53.71
50.05
49.94
47.52
47.37
44.13
42.29
38.93
35.31
31.23
27.87
27.71
27.04
22.74
21.43
20.86
18.00
17.90
16.87
15.41
14.95
14.73
13.09
11.88
11.40
11.13
10.85
10.53
10.20
9.79
9.40
9.20
9.19
9.14
9.10
7.89
7.83
6.85
4.91
4.83
4.78
4.59
4.41
4.05
4.00
3.96
3.72
3.67
3.67
3.58
3.56
3.22
2.64
2.59
2.54
2.50
2.50
2.18
2.18
2.03
1.95
1.85
1.61
1.58
1.56
1.53
1.53
1.50
1.47
1.44
1.34
1.34
1.29
1.25
1.24
1.22
1.15
1.14
1.11
1.10
1.08
1.00
0.96
0.94
0.94
0.93
0.90
0.89
0.87
0.87
0.83
0.75
0.72
0.71
0.70
0.69
0.66
0.65
0.64
0.61
0.59
0.58
0.57
0.53
0.53
0.47
0.46
0.46
0.40
0.40
0.39
0.37
0.34
0.33
0.32
0.29
0.27
0.25
0.25
0.25
0.25
0.24
0.23
0.22
0.21
0.20
0.20
0.19
0.19
0.17
0.16
0.13
0.13
0.12
0.12
0.10
0.09
0.08
0.08
0.07
0.07
0.07
0.06
0.04
0.04
0.03
0.02
0.02
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.01
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
0.00
-0.01
-0.01
-0.01
-0.03
-0.03
-0.19
-0.23
-0.29
-0.91
-1.41
-2.09
-4.47
-6.60
-11.51
-13.98
-40.04
-322.05
-322.05
-144.5
33
210.5
388.08
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