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Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP, 2022:

The average for 2022 based on 176 countries was 1.68 percent. The highest value was in Hong Kong: 34.02 percent and the lowest value was in Luxembourg: -394.47 percent. The indicator is available from 1970 to 2022. 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, 2022 Global rank Available data
Hong Kong 34.02 1 1970 - 2022
Singapore 30.17 2 1970 - 2022
Malta 26.64 3 1970 - 2022
Liberia 24 4 2000 - 2022
S.T.&Principe 23.35 5 2001 - 2022
Ant.& Barb. 16.15 6 1977 - 2022
Mongolia 14.61 7 1981 - 2022
Mauritania 14.33 8 1970 - 2022
Montenegro 14.01 9 2007 - 2022
Mozambique 13.79 10 1991 - 2022
Grenada 12.85 11 1977 - 2022
Macao 12.2 12 1982 - 2022
Cambodia 12.13 13 1970 - 2022
Uruguay 11.97 14 1970 - 2022
Seychelles 11.95 15 1970 - 2022
Maldives 11.7 16 1980 - 2022
Gambia 10.58 17 1970 - 2022
Senegal 9.34 18 1970 - 2022
Georgia 8.6 19 1993 - 2022
Denmark 8.55 20 1970 - 2022
Nicaragua 8.26 21 1988 - 2022
Namibia 8.18 22 1985 - 2022
Sweden 7.75 23 1970 - 2022
Albania 7.62 24 1984 - 2022
Serbia 7.26 25 2007 - 2022
N. Caledonia 7.24 26 2000 - 2022
Sierra Leone 7.18 27 1970 - 2022
Aruba 7 28 1986 - 2022
Chile 6.93 29 1970 - 2022
Uganda 6.48 30 1970 - 2022
Niger 6.3 31 1970 - 2022
North Macedonia 6.3 32 1994 - 2022
Somalia 6.1 33 1970 - 2022
Cape Verde 5.47 34 1980 - 2022
Poland 5.36 35 1990 - 2022
Djibouti 5.32 36 1985 - 2022
Costa Rica 5.31 37 1970 - 2022
Gabon 5.24 38 1970 - 2022
Armenia 5.11 39 1992 - 2022
Croatia 5.01 40 1995 - 2022
Colombia 5 41 1970 - 2022
Belize 4.98 42 1970 - 2022
Chad 4.83 43 1970 - 2022
Oman 4.78 44 1970 - 2022
Finland 4.73 45 1970 - 2022
UA Emirates 4.48 46 1975 - 2022
Peru 4.47 47 1982 - 2022
Bahrain 4.4 48 1980 - 2022
Israel 4.39 49 1995 - 2022
Vietnam 4.38 50 1985 - 2022
Iceland 4.35 51 1970 - 2022
Estonia 4.32 52 1995 - 2022
Australia 4.14 53 1970 - 2022
Bahamas 4.12 54 1970 - 2022
Laos 4.11 55 1984 - 2022
Moldova 4.04 56 1995 - 2022
Panama 3.92 57 1977 - 2022
Brazil 3.89 58 1989 - 2022
Romania 3.82 59 1987 - 2022
Eq. Guinea 3.81 60 1981 - 2022
France 3.79 61 1970 - 2022
Portugal 3.73 62 1970 - 2022
Greece 3.65 63 1970 - 2022
Slovenia 3.63 64 1995 - 2022
Spain 3.63 65 1970 - 2022
Czechia 3.62 66 1993 - 2022
Malaysia 3.62 67 1970 - 2022
Bulgaria 3.56 68 1980 - 2022
Barbados 3.51 69 1974 - 2022
Slovakia 3.51 70 1993 - 2022
Domin. Rep. 3.49 71 1970 - 2022
St. Vincent & ... 3.45 72 1978 - 2022
R. of Congo 3.37 73 1970 - 2022
New Zealand 3.36 74 1971 - 2022
Bosnia & Herz. 3.26 75 1998 - 2022
Guinea 3.13 76 1986 - 2022
Uzbekistan 3.11 77 1992 - 2022
Italy 3.06 78 1970 - 2022
Madagascar 3.06 79 1970 - 2022
Guyana 2.99 80 1970 - 2022
Rwanda 2.99 81 1970 - 2022
Dominica 2.91 82 1977 - 2022
Ethiopia 2.89 83 1981 - 2022
DR Congo 2.85 84 1984 - 2022
Latvia 2.84 85 1995 - 2022
Mexico 2.67 86 1970 - 2022
Solomon Isl. 2.55 87 1971 - 2022
Saudi Arabia 2.53 88 1970 - 2022
Argentina 2.44 89 1983 - 2022
Egypt 2.39 90 1970 - 2022
Honduras 2.39 91 1970 - 2022
Jordan 2.34 92 1972 - 2022
Philippines 2.32 93 1970 - 2022
Canada 2.31 94 1970 - 2022
Ivory Coast 2.28 95 1970 - 2022
South Africa 2.27 96 1970 - 2022
Thailand 2.27 97 1970 - 2022
Belarus 2.22 98 1992 - 2022
Kazakhstan 2.18 99 1992 - 2022
Norway 2.17 100 1970 - 2022
Austria 2.15 101 1970 - 2022
Belgium 2.14 102 1970 - 2022
Cameroon 2.12 103 1970 - 2022
Fiji 2.08 104 1970 - 2022
Ghana 2.05 105 1970 - 2022
Burma 1.99 106 1971 - 2022
Mauritius 1.95 107 1976 - 2022
Indonesia 1.87 108 1970 - 2022
Jamaica 1.86 109 1970 - 2022
Malawi 1.85 110 1980 - 2022
Tanzania 1.67 111 1988 - 2022
Morocco 1.66 112 1970 - 2022
Tajikistan 1.66 113 1992 - 2022
Turkmenistan 1.66 114 1992 - 2022
Cyprus 1.64 115 1975 - 2022
Paraguay 1.61 116 1970 - 2022
Benin 1.53 117 1970 - 2022
USA 1.53 118 1970 - 2022
Guatemala 1.46 119 1970 - 2022
India 1.46 120 1970 - 2022
UK 1.45 121 1970 - 2022
Turkey 1.44 122 1970 - 2022
Saint Lucia 1.41 123 1980 - 2022
Tunisia 1.39 124 1970 - 2022
G.-Bissau 1.34 125 1975 - 2022
Mali 1.34 126 1971 - 2022
Kiribati 1.3 127 1979 - 2022
Zimbabwe 1.25 128 1970 - 2022
Palestine 1.22 129 1995 - 2022
Sri Lanka 1.21 130 1970 - 2022
Germany 1.16 131 1971 - 2022
Japan 1.16 132 1970 - 2022
Sudan 1.11 133 1970 - 2022
South Korea 1.08 134 1970 - 2022
Botswana 1.06 135 1974 - 2022
Lithuania 1.05 136 1995 - 2022
Papua N.G. 1.03 137 1970 - 2022
C.A. Republic 1.01 138 1970 - 2022
Vanuatu 1.01 139 1979 - 2022
China 1 140 1979 - 2022
Ecuador 0.73 141 1970 - 2022
Burkina Faso 0.64 142 1970 - 2022
Samoa 0.58 143 1982 - 2022
Kyrgyzstan 0.48 144 1993 - 2022
Kuwait 0.43 145 1970 - 2022
Burundi 0.39 146 1970 - 2022
Pakistan 0.38 147 1970 - 2022
Bangladesh 0.36 148 1972 - 2022
Iran 0.36 149 1970 - 2022
Kenya 0.35 150 1970 - 2022
Comoros 0.31 151 1980 - 2022
Swaziland 0.28 152 1972 - 2022
Haiti 0.19 153 1970 - 2022
Nepal 0.16 154 1972 - 2022
Ukraine 0.15 155 1992 - 2022
Algeria 0.04 156 1970 - 2022
Qatar 0.03 157 1970 - 2022
Bolivia 0.01 158 1970 - 2022
El Salvador -0 159 1970 - 2022
Nigeria -0.04 160 1970 - 2022
Zambia -0.22 161 1970 - 2022
Suriname -0.26 162 1970 - 2022
Lesotho -0.35 163 1975 - 2022
Ireland -0.36 164 1970 - 2022
Bermuda -0.44 165 1997 - 2022
Iraq -0.79 166 1970 - 2022
Netherlands -1.2 167 1970 - 2022
Switzerland -1.34 168 1983 - 2022
Brunei -1.75 169 1970 - 2022
Russia -1.78 170 1992 - 2022
Togo -2.72 171 1970 - 2022
Tr.&Tobago -3.04 172 1970 - 2022
Azerbaijan -5.68 173 1993 - 2022
Hungary -5.77 174 1991 - 2022
Angola -6.18 175 1980 - 2022
Luxembourg -394.47 176 2002 - 2022



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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