Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) fell to -0.016% in Uruguay in 2017

Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Uruguay | February 1, 2019
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Foreign direct investments as a share of GDP reached -0.016 % in 2017 in Uruguay, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 115 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Uruguay reached an all time high of 0.118 % in 2012 and an all time low of -0.016 % in 2017. When compared to Uruguay's main peers, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Argentina amounted to 0.018 %, 0.034 % in Brazil, 0.023 % in Chile and 0.013 % in Paraguay in 2017.

Uruguay has been ranked 162nd within the group of 169 countries we follow in terms of foreign direct investments as a share of GDP, 86 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
Argentina % 0.020% 0.028% 0.018% 0.010% 0.020%
Bolivia % 0.036% 0.039% 0.057% 0.020% 0.017%
Brazil % 0.039% 0.035% 0.028% 0.040% 0.041%
Chile % 0.096% 0.113% 0.075% 0.091% 0.086%
Paraguay % 0.014% 0.022% 0.008% 0.014% 0.013%
Peru % 0.043% 0.061% 0.049% 0.022% 0.044%
Uruguay % 0.056% 0.118% 0.013% 0.067% 0.046%
Venezuela % 0.019% 0.013% 0.006% 0.002% ... ... ...