Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) rose to 0.004% in Gambia in 2017

Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Gambia | May 18, 2019
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Foreign direct investments as a share of GDP reached < -0.001 % in 2016 in Gambia, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 121 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Gambia reached an all time high of 0.125 % in 2006 and an all time low of -0.011 % in 1986. When compared to Gambia's main peers, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Guinea Bissau amounted to 0.012 %, 0.025 % in Mali, 0.057 % in Mauritania and 0.025 % in Senegal in 2016.

Gambia has been ranked 159th within the group of 171 countries we follow in terms of foreign direct investments as a share of GDP, 135 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
Algeria % 0.013% 0.007% 0.008% 0.007% -0.003%
Burkina Faso % 0.013% 0.029% 0.041% 0.029% 0.022%
Gambia % 0.040% 0.045% 0.050% 0.018% -0.001%
Guinea % 0.141% 0.079% < 0.001% -0.008% 0.006%
Guinea Bissau % 0.023% 0.007% 0.019% 0.027% 0.018%
Mali % 0.043% 0.032% 0.023% 0.010% 0.021%
Mauritania % 0.114% 0.265% 0.197% 0.093% 0.104%
Morocco % 0.025% 0.029% 0.031% 0.032% 0.032%
Niger % 0.166% 0.121% 0.094% 0.100% 0.073%
Senegal % 0.019% 0.015% 0.016% 0.020% 0.023%