Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) rose to 0.046% in Portugal in 2017

Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Portugal | May 17, 2019
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Foreign direct investments as a share of GDP reached 0.046 % in 2017 in Portugal, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.053 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Portugal reached an all time high of 0.102 % in 2012 and an all time low of 0.003 % in 1977. When compared to Portugal's main peers, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in France amounted to 0.018 %, -0.010 % in Ireland, 0.024 % in Morocco and 0.005 % in Spain in 2017.

Portugal has been ranked 49th within the group of 169 countries we follow in terms of foreign direct investments as a share of GDP, 77 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
Algeria % 0.013% 0.007% 0.008% 0.007% -0.003%
Belgium % 0.300% 0.013% -0.054% -0.045% -0.053%
Canada % 0.021% 0.027% 0.036% 0.036% 0.040%
France % 0.015% 0.012% 0.011% 0.002% 0.018%
Germany % 0.026% 0.018% 0.018% 0.005% 0.016%
Iceland % 0.073% 0.070% 0.029% 0.043% 0.066%
Ireland % 0.099% 0.182% 0.209% 0.335% 0.809%
Italy % 0.015% < 0.001% 0.009% 0.008% 0.007%
Mauritania % 0.114% 0.265% 0.197% 0.093% 0.104%
Morocco % 0.025% 0.029% 0.031% 0.032% 0.032%
Portugal % 0.040% 0.102% 0.048% 0.057% 0.013%
Spain % 0.021% 0.019% 0.038% 0.025% 0.021%
Tunisia % 0.009% 0.035% 0.023% 0.022% 0.022%
United Kingdom % 0.010% 0.017% 0.020% 0.019% 0.016%