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United Arab Emirates

13. Foreign Direct Investment and Foreign Portfolio Investment Statistics

Table 2: Key Macroeconomic Data, U.S. FDI in Host Country/Economy

Host Country Statistical Source* USG or International Statistical Source USG or International Source of Data:
BEA; IMF; Eurostat; UNCTAD, Other
Economic Data Year Amount Year Amount
Host Country Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ($B USD) 2017 $387.2 2017 $382.6 www.worldbank.org/en/ country  
Foreign Direct Investment Host Country Statistical Source USG or International Statistical Source USG or International Source of Data:
BEA; IMF; Eurostat; UNCTAD, Other
U.S. FDI in partner country ($B USD, stock positions) N/A N/A 2017 $16.8 BEA data available at http://bea.gov/international/direct_investment_multinational_companies_comprehensive_data.htm   
Host country’s FDI in the United States ($B USD, stock positions) N/A N/A 2017 $4.8 BEA data available at http://bea.gov/international/direct_investment_multinational_companies_comprehensive_data.htm   
Total inbound stock of FDI as % host GDP N/A  N/A  2016 33.84% UNCTAD data available at https://unctad.org/en/Pages/DIAE/World%20Investment%20Report/Country-Fact-Sheets.aspx  

* Economic Report: Ministry of Economy


Table 3: Sources and Destination of FDI

Data from the Annual Report of the Ministry of Economy (2018) indicates that the GDP estimates for 2017 in real prices (base year 2010) were approximately USD 387.2 billion, while the estimated non-oil GDP at current prices was about USD 297.3 billion in 2017.

According to the UAE Ministry of Economy’s Annual Economic Report 2018, the net annual FDI inflows to the UAE in 2017 were $10.4 billion, compared to $9.6 billion in 2016. The largest investors in the UAE were:  India, United States, UK, Japan, China, Saudi Arabia, Germany, Kuwait, France and the Netherlands.

Direct Investment From/in Counterpart Economy Data
From Top Five Sources/To Top Five Destinations (US Dollars, Millions)
Inward Direct Investment Outward Direct Investment
Total Inward N/A 100% Total Outward Amount 100%
United States 13,355 N/A N/A N/A
United Kingdom 6,066 N/A N/A N/A
India 5,385 N/A N/A N/A
Japan 564 N/A N/A N/A
France 452 N/A N/A N/A
“0” reflects amounts rounded to +/- USD 500,000.


Table 4: Sources of Portfolio Investment

Data not available.

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