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Net foreign direct investment outflows in % of GDP


Ireland is the top country by net FDI outflows (% of GDP) in the world. As of 2018, net FDI outflows (% of GDP) in Ireland was 24.7 %. The top 5 countries also includes Hong Kong, Singapore, Switzerland, and Uruguay.

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What is net FDI outflows (% of GDP)?

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 outflows of investment from the reporting economy to the rest of the world and is divided by GDP.

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