Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) fell to -0.007% in Bhutan in 2017

Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Bhutan | May 17, 2019
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Foreign direct investments as a share of GDP reached -0.007 % in 2017 in Bhutan, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 222 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Bhutan reached an all time high of 0.062 % in 2007 and an all time low of -0.007 % in 2017. When compared to Bhutan's main peers, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Bangladesh amounted to 0.009 %, 0.014 % in China, 0.015 % in India and 0.008 % in Nepal in 2017.

Bhutan has been ranked 156th within the group of 169 countries we follow in terms of foreign direct investments as a share of GDP, 87 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Foreign direct investments are the net inflow of investment needed to acquire a lasting management interest (10% or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor.

Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bangladesh % 0.010% 0.012% 0.017% 0.015% 0.015%
Bhutan % 0.017% 0.013% 0.011% 0.012% 0.003%
China % 0.037% 0.028% 0.030% 0.026% 0.022%
India % 0.020% 0.013% 0.015% 0.017% 0.021%
Japan % < -0.001% < 0.001% 0.002% 0.004% 0.001%
Myanmar % 0.042% 0.022% 0.037% 0.033% 0.068%
Nepal % 0.005% 0.005% 0.004% 0.002% 0.002%
Pakistan % 0.006% 0.004% 0.006% 0.008% 0.006%
Russia % 0.027% 0.023% 0.030% 0.011% 0.005%
Sri Lanka % 0.015% 0.014% 0.013% 0.011% 0.008%
USA % 0.017% 0.015% 0.017% 0.014% 0.028%