Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) rose to 0.049% in Bahamas in 2017

Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) (%)
Economy | Bahamas | May 18, 2019
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Foreign direct investments as a share of GDP reached 0.049 % in 2017 in Bahamas, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 686 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Bahamas reached an all time high of 0.086 % in 2010 and an all time low of -0.013 % in 1985. When compared to Bahamas's main peers, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Dominican Republic amounted to 0.047 %, 0.045 % in Haiti and 0.018 % in USA in 2017.

Bahamas has been ranked 46th within the group of 169 countries we follow in terms of foreign direct investments as a share of GDP, 19 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
Bahamas % 0.066% 0.049% 0.036% 0.023% 0.006%
Canada % 0.021% 0.027% 0.036% 0.036% 0.040%
China % 0.037% 0.028% 0.030% 0.026% 0.022%
Cuba % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Dominican Republic % 0.038% 0.056% 0.026% 0.036% 0.032%
Haiti % 0.016% 0.020% 0.019% 0.011% 0.012%
Jamaica % 0.012% 0.028% 0.038% 0.042% 0.065%
Japan % < -0.001% < 0.001% 0.002% 0.004% 0.001%
Mexico % 0.021% 0.015% 0.037% 0.024% 0.031%
Puerto Rico % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
USA % 0.017% 0.015% 0.017% 0.014% 0.028%