Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) fell to 0.028% in Mexico in 2017

Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Mexico | May 17, 2019
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Foreign direct investments as a share of GDP reached 0.028 % in 2017 in Mexico, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 15.1 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Mexico reached an all time high of 0.040 % in 2001 and an all time low of 0.004 % in 1972. When compared to Mexico's main peers, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Belize amounted to 0.014 %, 0.013 % in Guatemala, 0.055 % in Honduras and 0.018 % in USA in 2017.

Mexico has been ranked 80th within the group of 169 countries we follow in terms of foreign direct investments as a share of GDP, 37 places above 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
Belize % 0.064% 0.124% 0.057% 0.083% 0.034%
Canada % 0.021% 0.027% 0.036% 0.036% 0.040%
China % 0.037% 0.028% 0.030% 0.026% 0.022%
El Salvador % 0.006% 0.020% 0.011% 0.022% 0.021%
Guatemala % 0.024% 0.025% 0.025% 0.020% 0.018%
Honduras % 0.059% 0.058% 0.058% 0.086% 0.063%
Japan % < -0.001% < 0.001% 0.002% 0.004% 0.001%
Mexico % 0.021% 0.015% 0.037% 0.024% 0.031%
Nicaragua % 0.096% 0.073% 0.074% 0.074% 0.075%
USA % 0.017% 0.015% 0.017% 0.014% 0.028%