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Balance of Payments » Capital & financial account - Foreign direct investment, net inflows (BoP, current US$)

(BoP, current US$)

The United States of America is being the top country by foreign direct investment, net inflows (bop, current US$) in the world. As of 2015, foreign direct investment, net inflows (bop, current US$) in the United States of America was 379,434 million bop, current US$ that accounts for 18.16 % of the world's foreign direct investment, net inflows (bop, current US$). The top 5 countries (others are China, Ireland, Hong Kong, and Switzerland) account for 54.23 % of it. The world's total foreign direct investment, net inflows (bop, current US$) was estimated at 2,089,792 million bop, current US$ in 2015.

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 of investment from the reporting economy to the rest of the world. Data are in current U.S. dollars.