United Arab Emirates
13. Foreign Direct Investment and Foreign Portfolio Investment Statistics
Table 2: Key Macroeconomic Data, U.S. FDI in Host Country/Economy
Table 3: Sources and Destination of FDI
Data from the Annual Report of the Ministry of Economy (2017) indicates that the GDP estimates for 2016 in real prices (base year 2010) amounted to approximately 1391.1 billion dirhams (USD 378.7 billion) at the level of the State, while the estimated GDP at current prices was about 1280.8 billion dirhams (USD 348.7billion) at the end of 2016.
According to the UAE Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA), FDI in the UAE increased during 2016. The United Kingdom was the biggest investor with 16.5 percent of the total investments, followed by India with 5.5 percent, the United States with 4.3 percent, and France with 4.1 percent. The FCSA did not announce specific amounts, however. The UAE does not provide information to the IMF, but the figures in the table below are from the IMF Outward Direct Investment Positions tables provided by the United States, UK, India, Japan, and France as of end 2016. It is unclear why the IMF data differs from the FCSA data.
|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%|
|“0” reflects amounts rounded to +/- USD 500,000.|
Table 4: Sources of Portfolio Investment
Data not available.