Foreign direct investments as a share of GDP reached -0.016 % in 2017 in Uruguay, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 115 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Uruguay reached an all time high of 0.118 % in 2012 and an all time low of -0.016 % in 2017. When compared to Uruguay's main peers, foreign direct investments as a share of GDP in Argentina amounted to 0.018 %, 0.034 % in Brazil, 0.023 % in Chile and 0.013 % in Paraguay in 2017.
Uruguay has been ranked 162nd within the group of 169 countries we follow in terms of foreign direct investments as a share of GDP, 86 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.