Rankings

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$m 2017

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    United States
    Result
    342,269
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    Japan
    Result
    160,449
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    China
    Result
    124,630
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Result
    99,614
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Hong Kong
    Result
    82,843
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Germany
    Result
    82,336
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Canada
    Result
    76,988
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    France
    Result
    58,116
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Luxembourg
    Result
    41,155
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Spain
    Result
    40,786
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Russia
    Result
    36,032
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    South Korea
    Result
    31,676
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Singapore
    Result
    24,682
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Sweden
    Result
    24,303
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Netherlands
    Result
    23,318
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Belgium
    Result
    20,926
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Thailand
    Result
    19,283
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Ireland
    Result
    18,614
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Result
    13,956
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    Taiwan
    Result
    11,357
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    India
    Result
    11,304
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Austria
    Result
    10,892
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Denmark
    Result
    10,031
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Kuwait
    Result
    8,112
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    South Africa
    Result
    7,360
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Israel
    Result
    6,275
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Malaysia
    Result
    5,792
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    Saudi Arabia
    Result
    5,625
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Chile
    Result
    5,135
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Mexico
    Result
    5,083

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Notes

Investment in companies in a foreign country.

Source: UNCTAD