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Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars - Country rankings:

The average for 2017 was 10 billion U.S. dollars.The highest value was in the USA: 354.83 billion U.S. dollars and the lowest value was in Belgium: -39.48 billion U.S. dollars. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available for: Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars.

Foreign Direct Investment, billion USD, 2017
(billion U.S. dollars, Source: The World Bank);

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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