Which Economy Attracts the Most Foreign Investments?

Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) (%), 2016 or latest
Economy | February 26, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 170 countries in 2016, Luxembourg ranked the highest in foreign direct investments as a share of GDP with 0.424% followed by Hong Kong and Liberia. On the other end of the scale was Hungary with -0.073%, Austria with -0.072% and Iceland with -0.059%.

Average foreign direct investments as a share of GDP reached 0.027% in 2016 in the World according to the National Statistical Office. This is 7.2 % less than in the previous year and -56.6 % less than 10 years ago.

Historically, average foreign direct investments as a share of GDP reached an all time high of 0.053% in 2007 and an all time low of 0.004% in 1976. The average annual growth amounted to 3.73 % since 1970.

Data for more countries are available at Foreign Direct Investments (As % of GDP) indicator page.