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Net foreign direct investment inflows in current prices

(US dollars)

The United States of America is the top country by net FDI inflows in the world. As of 2018, net FDI inflows in the United States of America was 258,390 million US dollars that accounts for 23.61 % of the world's net FDI inflows. The top 5 countries (others are China, Germany, Brazil, and Hong Kong) account for 67.79 % of it. The world's total net FDI inflows was estimated at 1,094,524 million US dollars in 2018.

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What is net FDI inflows?

Foreign direct investment are the net inflows of investment to acquire a lasting management interest (10 percent or more of voting stock) in an enterprise operating in an economy other than that of the investor. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, other long-term capital, and short-term capital as shown in the balance of payments. This series shows net inflows of investment from the reporting economy to the rest of the world. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

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