Rankings

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Foreign direct investment: inflows

Inflows, $m 2018

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    United States
    Result
    251,814
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    China
    Result
    139,043
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Hong Kong
    Result
    115,662
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Singapore
    Result
    77,646
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Netherlands
    Result
    69,659
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Result
    64,487
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    Brazil
    Result
    61,223
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Australia
    Result
    60,438
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Cayman Islands
    Result
    57,384
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    Spain
    Result
    43,591
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    India
    Result
    42,286
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Canada
    Result
    39,625
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    France
    Result
    37,294
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Mexico
    Result
    31,604
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Germany
    Result
    25,706
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Italy
    Result
    24,276
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Indonesia
    Result
    21,980
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Israel
    Result
    21,803
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Vietnam
    Result
    15,500
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    South Korea
    Result
    14,479
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Russia
    Result
    13,332
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    Turkey
    Result
    12,944
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Argentina
    Result
    12,162
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Poland
    Result
    11,476
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Sweden
    Result
    11,148
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Colombia
    Result
    11,010
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Thailand
    Result
    10,493
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Result
    10,385
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Japan
    Result
    9,858
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Czech Republic
    Result
    9,479
  31. Rank
    31
    Country
    Malaysia
    Result
    8,091
  32. Rank
    32
    Country
    Austria
    Result
    7,618
  33. Rank
    33
    Country
    Chile
    Result
    7,160
  34. Rank
    34
    Country
    Taiwan
    Result
    6,998
  35. Rank
    35
    Country
    Egypt
    Result
    6,798

Index key & notes

Notes

Investment in companies in a foreign country.

Source: UNCTAD