* indicates monthly or quarterly data series

Percent of world Foreign Direct Investment, 2020:

The average for 2020 based on 186 countries was 0.54 percent. The highest value was in China: 22.14 percent and the lowest value was in Switzerland: -21.19 percent. The indicator is available from 1993 to 2021. Below is a chart for all countries where data are available.

Measure: percent; Source: The World Bank
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Countries Percent of world FDI, 2020 Global rank Available data
China 22.14 1 1993 - 2021
Hungary 14.66 2 1993 - 2021
Germany 14.07 3 1993 - 2021
USA 12.11 4 1993 - 2021
UK 11.59 5 1993 - 2021
Hong Kong 10.28 6 1993 - 2021
Singapore 6.86 7 1993 - 2021
India 5.63 8 1993 - 2021
Japan 5.48 9 1993 - 2021
Brazil 3.31 10 1993 - 2021
Spain 3.2 11 1993 - 2021
Ireland 3.04 12 1993 - 2021
Mexico 2.76 13 1993 - 2021
Canada 2.66 14 1993 - 2021
Israel 2.02 15 1993 - 2021
UA Emirates 1.74 16 1993 - 2021
France 1.69 17 1993 - 2021
Indonesia 1.68 18 1993 - 2021
Poland 1.68 19 1993 - 2021
Sweden 1.65 20 1993 - 2021
Vietnam 1.38 21 1993 - 2021
Australia 1.34 22 1993 - 2021
Chile 1 23 1993 - 2021
Luxembourg 0.86 24 2002 - 2021
Russia 0.83 25 1993 - 2021
South Korea 0.77 26 1993 - 2021
Czechia 0.75 27 1993 - 2021
Turkey 0.67 28 1993 - 2021
Colombia 0.65 29 1993 - 2021
Kazakhstan 0.63 30 1993 - 2021
Philippines 0.6 31 1993 - 2021
Egypt 0.51 32 1993 - 2021
Saudi Arabia 0.47 33 1993 - 2021
Argentina 0.43 34 1993 - 2021
Malta 0.4 35 1993 - 2021
Lithuania 0.39 36 1993 - 2021
Malaysia 0.36 37 1993 - 2021
New Zealand 0.36 38 1993 - 2021
Portugal 0.35 39 1993 - 2021
Cambodia 0.32 40 1993 - 2021
Estonia 0.32 41 1993 - 2021
Romania 0.32 42 1993 - 2021
Bulgaria 0.31 43 1993 - 2021
Serbia 0.3 44 2007 - 2021
Greece 0.29 45 1993 - 2021
Mozambique 0.28 46 1993 - 2021
South Africa 0.28 47 1993 - 2021
Oman 0.25 48 1993 - 2021
Domin. Rep. 0.22 49 1993 - 2021
Ethiopia 0.21 50 1993 - 2021
Nigeria 0.21 51 1993 - 2021
Costa Rica 0.18 52 1993 - 2021
Pakistan 0.18 53 1993 - 2021
Burma 0.17 54 1993 - 2021
Ghana 0.16 55 1993 - 2021
Senegal 0.16 56 1993 - 2021
Gabon 0.15 57 1993 - 2021
Mongolia 0.15 58 1993 - 2021
Uzbekistan 0.15 59 1993 - 2021
Lebanon 0.14 60 1993 - 2021
Bangladesh 0.13 61 1993 - 2021
DR Congo 0.13 62 1993 - 2021
Turkmenistan 0.13 63 1993 - 2021
Belarus 0.12 64 1993 - 2021
Iran 0.12 65 1993 - 2021
Morocco 0.12 66 1993 - 2021
Croatia 0.11 67 1993 - 2021
Guyana 0.11 68 1993 - 2021
Algeria 0.1 69 1993 - 2021
Ecuador 0.1 70 1993 - 2021
Albania 0.09 71 1993 - 2021
Bahrain 0.09 72 1993 - 2021
Guatemala 0.09 73 1993 - 2021
Tr.&Tobago 0.09 74 1993 - 2021
Laos 0.08 75 1993 - 2021
Latvia 0.08 76 1993 - 2021
Mauritania 0.08 77 1993 - 2021
Uganda 0.08 78 1993 - 2021
Jordan 0.07 79 1993 - 2021
Nicaragua 0.07 80 1993 - 2021
Peru 0.07 81 1993 - 2021
Cameroon 0.06 82 1993 - 2021
Ivory Coast 0.06 83 1993 - 2021
Sudan 0.06 84 1993 - 2021
Tanzania 0.06 85 1993 - 2021
Brunei 0.05 86 1993 - 2021
Chad 0.05 87 1993 - 2021
Georgia 0.05 88 1993 - 2021
Mali 0.05 89 1993 - 2021
Montenegro 0.05 90 2007 - 2021
N. Caledonia 0.05 91 2000 - 2021
Somalia 0.05 92 1993 - 2021
Tunisia 0.05 93 1993 - 2021
Uruguay 0.05 94 1993 - 2021
Azerbaijan 0.04 95 1993 - 2021
Bahamas 0.04 96 1993 - 2021
Bermuda 0.04 97 1997 - 2021
Bosnia & Herz. 0.04 98 1998 - 2021
Eq. Guinea 0.04 99 1993 - 2021
Kenya 0.04 100 1993 - 2021
Maldives 0.04 101 1993 - 2021
Slovenia 0.04 102 1993 - 2021
Sri Lanka 0.04 103 1993 - 2021
El Salvador 0.03 104 1993 - 2021
Madagascar 0.03 105 1993 - 2021
Niger 0.03 106 1993 - 2021
Ukraine 0.03 107 1993 - 2021
Barbados 0.02 108 1993 - 2021
Benin 0.02 109 1993 - 2021
Fiji 0.02 110 1993 - 2021
Gambia 0.02 111 1993 - 2021
Guinea 0.02 112 1993 - 2021
Honduras 0.02 113 1993 - 2021
Jamaica 0.02 114 1993 - 2021
Mauritius 0.02 115 1993 - 2021
Sierra Leone 0.02 116 1993 - 2021
Zambia 0.02 117 1993 - 2021
Ant.& Barb. 0.01 118 1993 - 2021
Armenia 0.01 119 1993 - 2021
Aruba 0.01 120 1993 - 2021
Belize 0.01 121 1993 - 2021
Cape Verde 0.01 122 1993 - 2021
Djibouti 0.01 123 1993 - 2021
Grenada 0.01 124 1993 - 2021
Liberia 0.01 125 1993 - 2021
Moldova 0.01 126 1993 - 2021
Nepal 0.01 127 1993 - 2021
Palestine 0.01 128 1995 - 2021
Papua N.G. 0.01 129 1993 - 2021
Paraguay 0.01 130 1993 - 2021
Rwanda 0.01 131 1993 - 2021
St. Vincent & ... 0.01 132 1993 - 2021
Seychelles 0.01 133 1993 - 2021
Tajikistan 0.01 134 1993 - 2021
Zimbabwe 0.01 135 1993 - 2021
Afghanistan 0 136 1993 - 2021
Bhutan -0 137 1995 - 2021
Botswana 0 138 1993 - 2021
Burundi 0 139 1993 - 2021
C.A. Republic 0 140 1993 - 2021
Comoros 0 141 1993 - 2021
Dominica 0 142 1993 - 2021
Eritrea -0 143 1993 - 2021
G.-Bissau 0 144 1993 - 2021
Haiti 0 145 1993 - 2021
Kiribati 0 146 1993 - 2021
Lesotho 0 147 1993 - 2021
Libya 0 148 1993 - 2020
Malawi 0 149 1993 - 2021
North Korea 0 150 1993 - 2021
North Macedonia 0 151 1994 - 2021
Palau 0 152 1995 - 2021
Saint Lucia 0 153 1993 - 2021
Samoa 0 154 1993 - 2021
S.T.&Principe 0 155 1993 - 2021
Solomon Isl. 0 156 1993 - 2021
Suriname 0 157 1993 - 2021
Swaziland 0 158 1993 - 2021
Tonga 0 159 1993 - 2021
Tuvalu 0 160 2001 - 2021
Vanuatu 0 161 1993 - 2021
Burkina Faso -0.01 162 1993 - 2021
Namibia -0.01 163 1993 - 2021
Togo -0.01 164 1993 - 2021
Denmark -0.02 165 1993 - 2021
Kyrgyzstan -0.04 166 1993 - 2021
Venezuela -0.04 167 1993 - 2021
Kuwait -0.05 168 1993 - 2021
Iceland -0.08 169 1993 - 2021
Bolivia -0.1 170 1993 - 2021
Slovakia -0.1 171 1993 - 2021
Angola -0.16 172 1993 - 2021
R. of Congo -0.17 173 1993 - 2021
Qatar -0.21 174 1993 - 2021
Finland -0.22 175 1993 - 2021
Panama -0.22 176 1993 - 2021
Iraq -0.25 177 1993 - 2021
Norway -0.36 178 1993 - 2021
Thailand -0.43 179 1993 - 2021
Macao -0.6 180 1993 - 2021
Austria -1.02 181 1993 - 2021
Italy -1.93 182 1993 - 2021
Belgium -2.13 183 1993 - 2021
Cyprus -2.28 184 1993 - 2021
Netherlands -17.74 185 1993 - 2021
Switzerland -21.19 186 1993 - 2021



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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