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Foreign direct investment: outflows

Outflows, $m 2018

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    Japan
    Result
    143,161
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    China
    Result
    129,830
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    France
    Result
    102,421
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Hong Kong
    Result
    85,162
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Germany
    Result
    77,076
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Netherlands
    Result
    58,983
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Canada
    Result
    50,455
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Result
    49,880
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Cayman Islands
    Result
    40,378
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    South Korea
    Result
    38,917
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Singapore
    Result
    37,143
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Russia
    Result
    36,445
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Spain
    Result
    31,620
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Switzerland
    Result
    26,928
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Saudi Arabia
    Result
    21,219
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Italy
    Result
    20,576
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Sweden
    Result
    20,028
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Taiwan
    Result
    18,024
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Thailand
    Result
    17,714
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Result
    15,079
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Ireland
    Result
    13,272
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    India
    Result
    11,037
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Finland
    Result
    10,961
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Indonesia
    Result
    8,139
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Belgium
    Result
    6,910
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Mexico
    Result
    6,858
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Israel
    Result
    6,008
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Malaysia
    Result
    5,280
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Czech Republic
    Result
    5,277
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Colombia
    Result
    5,122

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Notes

Investment in companies in a foreign country.

Source: UNCTAD