Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) fell to -0.080% in Belgium in 2017

Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Belgium | May 17, 2019
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Foreign direct investments as a share of GDP reached -0.080 % in 2017 in Belgium, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 184 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Belgium reached an all time high of 0.367 % in 2008 and an all time low of -0.080 % in 2017. When compared to Belgium's main peers, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in France amounted to 0.018 %, 0.021 % in Germany, 0.106 % in Luxembourg and 0.381 % in Netherlands in 2017.

Belgium has been ranked 167th within the group of 169 countries we follow in terms of foreign direct investments as a share of GDP, 155 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
Austria % 0.053% 0.013% 0.001% 0.004% -0.021%
Belgium % 0.300% 0.013% -0.054% -0.045% -0.053%
Denmark % 0.039% -0.050% 0.002% 0.019% 0.006%
France % 0.015% 0.012% 0.011% 0.002% 0.018%
Germany % 0.026% 0.018% 0.018% 0.005% 0.016%
Italy % 0.015% < 0.001% 0.009% 0.008% 0.007%
Luxembourg % 0.147% 2.52% 0.318% 0.344% 0.198%
Netherlands % 0.367% 0.286% 0.375% 0.132% 0.236%
Poland % 0.035% 0.015% 0.002% 0.036% 0.032%
Spain % 0.021% 0.019% 0.038% 0.025% 0.021%
United Kingdom % 0.010% 0.017% 0.020% 0.019% 0.016%