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Net foreign direct investment in current prices

(US dollars)

Japan is the top country by net FDI in the world. As of 2018, net FDI in Japan was 133,221 million US dollars that accounts for -32.47 % of the world's net FDI. The top 5 countries (others are Switzerland, France, Germany, and Ireland) account for -97.01 % of it. The world's total net FDI was estimated at -410,351 million US dollars in 2018.

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What is net FDI?

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 total net, that is, net FDI in the reporting economy from foreign sources less net FDI by the reporting economy to the rest of the world. Data are in current U.S. dollars.

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