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Balance of Payments » Capital & financial account - Net foreign direct investment inflows in % of GDP


Hong Kong is the top country by net FDI inflows (% of GDP) in the world. As of 2016, net FDI inflows (% of GDP) in Hong Kong was 36.5 %. The top 5 countries also includes Ireland, Cyprus, Malta, and Singapore.

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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 and is divided by GDP.