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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) ($M USD )

2016

$1.26 trillion

2014

$1.21 trillion

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 ($M USD , stock positions)

2016

$146.26 billion

2015

$165.3 billion

BEA data available at

http://bea.gov/international/direct_
investment_multinational_
companies_comprehensive_data.htm
 

Host country’s FDI in the United States ($M USD , stock positions)

2016

$89.18 billion

2015

$46.9 billion

BEA data available at
http://bea.gov/international/direct_
investment_multinational_
companies_comprehensive_data.htm
 

Total inbound stock of FDI as % host GDP

2016

12%

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

Table 3: Sources and Destination of FDI

Direct Investment from/in Counterpart Economy Data
From Top Five Sources/To Top Five Destinations (US Dollars, Billions)
Inward Direct Investment Outward Direct Investment
Total Inward 576.0 100% Total Outward 401.5 100%
USA 141.1 24.5% USA 86.0 21.4%
Japan 65.8 11.4% UK 52.9 13.2%
UK 49.1 8.5% New Zealand 48.2 12.0%
Netherlands 36.4 6.3% Singapore 14.3 3.6%
China 30.3 5.3% Papua New Guinea 11.4 2.8%
“0” reflects amounts rounded to +/- USD 500,000.

 

Table 4: Sources of Portfolio Investment

Portfolio Investment Assets
Top Five Partners (Millions, US Dollars)
Total Equity
Securities
Total Debt
Securities
All Countries 629,400 100% All Countries 400,624 100% All Countries 228,776 100%
United States 274,074 43.5% United States 189,082 47.2% United States 84,991 37.2%
United Kingdom 48,636 7.7% United Kingdom 35,541 8.9% Germany 22,513 9.8%
Japan 31,356 5.0% Cayman Islands 22,041 5.5% United Kingdom 13,095 5.7%
Germany 30,469 4.8% Japan 19,358 4.8% Japan 11,999 5.2%
Cayman Islands 27,302 4.3% Switzerland 10,351 2.6% France 11,779 5.1%
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