Rankings

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$m 2017

  1. Rank
    1
    Country
    United States
    Result
    275,381
  2. Rank
    2
    Country
    China
    Result
    136,320
  3. Rank
    3
    Country
    Hong Kong
    Result
    104,333
  4. Rank
    4
    Country
    Brazil
    Result
    62,713
  5. Rank
    5
    Country
    Singapore
    Result
    62,006
  6. Rank
    6
    Country
    Netherlands
    Result
    57,957
  7. Rank
    7
    Country
    France
    Result
    49,795
  8. Rank
    8
    Country
    Australia
    Result
    46,368
  9. Rank
    9
    Country
    Switzerland
    Result
    40,986
  10. Rank
    10
    Country
    India
    Result
    39,916
  11. Rank
    11
    Country
    Germany
    Result
    34,726
  12. Rank
    12
    Country
    Mexico
    Result
    29,695
  13. Rank
    13
    Country
    Ireland
    Result
    28,975
  14. Rank
    14
    Country
    Russia
    Result
    25,284
  15. Rank
    15
    Country
    Canada
    Result
    24,244
  16. Rank
    16
    Country
    Indonesia
    Result
    23,063
  17. Rank
    17
    Country
    Spain
    Result
    19,086
  18. Rank
    18
    Country
    Israel
    Result
    18,954
  19. Rank
    19
    Country
    Italy
    Result
    17,077
  20. Rank
    20
    Country
    South Korea
    Result
    17,053
  21. Rank
    21
    Country
    Sweden
    Result
    15,396
  22. Rank
    22
    Country
    United Kingdom
    Result
    15,090
  23. Rank
    23
    Country
    Colombia
    Result
    14,518
  24. Rank
    24
    Country
    Vietnam
    Result
    14,100
  25. Rank
    25
    Country
    Argentina
    Result
    11,857
  26. Rank
    26
    Country
    Turkey
    Result
    10,864
  27. Rank
    27
    Country
    Japan
    Result
    10,430
  28. Rank
    28
    Country
    United Arab Emirates
    Result
    10,354
  29. Rank
    29
    Country
    Austria
    Result
    9,630
  30. Rank
    30
    Country
    Malaysia
    Result
    9,543
  31. Rank
    31
    Country
    Philippines
    Result
    9,524
  32. Rank
    32
    Country
    Thailand
    Result
    7,635
  33. Rank
    33
    Country
    Czech Republic
    Result
    7,412
  34. Rank
    34
    Country
    Egypt
    Result
    7,392
  35. Rank
    35
    Country
    Portugal
    Result
    6,946

Index key & notes

Notes

Investment in companies in a foreign country.

Source: UNCTAD