Every year, trillions of dollars are traded and exchanged worldwide between several countries. Some countries receive more money than others while other countries invest more than others. Every state does this for different reasons. In this article, I am going to be going over the top 10 nations that receive the most foreign direct investment.
The country of France collected $42.3 billion dollars worth of net foreign direct investment. After Tokyo, Paris is host to the second most multinational headquarters.
Back in 2016, India collected $44.4 billion dollars worth of net foreign direct investment. According to a report that KMPG put out, Canadian investments into both the real estate and infrastructure sector of India is what lead to it being the fastest growing investment region.
Germany collected $52.5 billion dollars worth of net foreign direct investment back in the year of 2016. A study shows that the reason for this is due to their qualified workforce and strong infrastructure. Transportation and automotive industries also drive growth, making those attractive as well.
This southeast Asian country was able to bring in $61.6 billion dollars worth of net foreign direct investment back in 2016. This is basically all because of the government and their revamped intellectual property regime. This encourages foreign research and development.
The largest country in South America collected a whopping $78.9 billions dollars worth of net foreign direct investment in 2016. Recovering from a recession, the president of the country introduced an investment partnership program where there is an infrastructure concession. In the concession, the country will use $14 billion to improve roadways, ports, and other things that make it a good investment opportunity for foreign investors.
Ireland brought in $79.2 billion dollars worth of net foreign direct investment back in 2016. This is because IBM ranked Ireland as the top country for high-value foreign investment. This was the sixth year in a row that they claimed that top spot.
4. The Netherlands
Holland collected $80.8 billion dollars worth of net foreign direct investment. This is basically all driven from the NFIA or the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency.
This Asain powerhouse collected $170.6 billion dollars worth of net foreign direct investment back in 2016. Foreign investment in China has ultimately reached an all-time high. On average, 2,500 new foreign-invested enterprises are approved each month.
2. The United Kingdom
The United Kingdom collected $299.7 billion dollars worth of net foreign direct investment back in 2016. Even though 1.2% of companies received foreign investment in the year 2014, these companies were responsible for 18% of employment and 33% of wages within the country.
1. The United States of America
The United States of America pulled in a tremendous $479.4 billion dollars worth of net foreign direct investment back in 2016. Canada along with the United Kingdom were the biggest contributors to this large figure. However, foreign investment from both Argentina and Thailand are the fastest growing in America.