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Balance of Payments » Capital & financial account - Net foreign direct investment inflows in current prices

(US dollars)

The United States of America is the top country by net FDI inflows in the world. As of 2016, net FDI inflows in the United States of America was 425,256 million US dollars that accounts for 24.21 % of the world's net FDI inflows. The top 5 countries (others are the United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, and Netherlands) account for 62.25 % of it. The world's total net FDI inflows was estimated at 1,756,482 million US dollars in 2016.

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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.