Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) fell to -0.019% in Trinidad and Tobago in 2017

Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Trinidad and Tobago | May 17, 2019
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Foreign direct investments as a share of GDP reached -0.019 % in 2017 in Trinidad and Tobago, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 1707 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Trinidad and Tobago reached an all time high of 0.174 % in 1997 and an all time low of -0.074 % in 2012. When compared to Trinidad and Tobago's main peers, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Guyana amounted to 0.059 % and 0.053 % in Suriname in 2017.

Trinidad and Tobago has been ranked 163rd within the group of 169 countries we follow in terms of foreign direct investments as a share of GDP, 59 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
Brazil % 0.039% 0.035% 0.028% 0.040% 0.041%
Colombia % 0.044% 0.041% 0.042% 0.042% 0.040%
Dominican Republic % 0.038% 0.056% 0.026% 0.036% 0.032%
Guyana % 0.096% 0.097% 0.067% 0.077% 0.043%
Haiti % 0.016% 0.020% 0.019% 0.011% 0.012%
Jamaica % 0.012% 0.028% 0.038% 0.042% 0.065%
Puerto Rico % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Suriname % 0.033% 0.034% 0.036% -0.011% 0.039%
Trinidad and Tobago % 0.002% -0.074% -0.043% 0.024% 0.007%
USA % 0.017% 0.015% 0.017% 0.014% 0.028%
Venezuela % 0.019% 0.013% 0.006% 0.002% ... ... ...