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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) 2020 $51,734 2020 $53,629 www.worldbank.org/en/country 
Foreign Direct Investment Host Country Statistical source* USG or international statistical source USG or international Source of data: BEA; IMF; Eurostat; UNCTAD, Other
U.S. FDI in partner country ($M USD, stock positions) 2019 2,248 2019 $3,578 BEA data available at
https://apps.bea.gov/
international/factsheet/
 
Host country’s FDI in the United States ($M USD, stock positions) N/A N/A 2018 $391 BEA data available at https://www.bea.gov/international/
direct-investment-and-multinational-
enterprises-comprehensive-data
 
Total inbound stock of FDI as % host GDP 2019 94% N/A N/A UNCTAD data available at https://unctad.org/topic/investment/
world-investment-report
 

*Host country source: https://www.bcu.gub.uy/Estadisticas-e-Indicadores/Paginas/Default.aspx 

The vast majority of U.S. investment consisted of intra-company loans, and not greenfield, brownfield, or reinvestment projects. U.S. investment is distributed among a wide array of sectors, including forestry, tourism and hotels, services (e.g., call centers or back office), and telecommunications.

Table 3: Sources and Destination of FDI
Direct Investment from/in Counterpart Economy Data, 2020
From Top Five Sources/To Top Five Destinations (US Dollars, Millions)
Inward Direct Investment Outward Direct Investment
Total Inward 29,642 100% Total Outward N/A
Spain – 5,911 20% N/A N/A
Argentina – 4,533 15% N/A N/A
Switzerland – 3,483 12% N/A N/A
United States – 2,248 8% N/A N/A
The Netherlands– 2,044 7% N/A N/A
“0” reflects amounts rounded to +/- $500,000.

Source: IMF Coordinated Direct Investment Survey

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