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Ecuador

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) 2019 $107.4 2018 $107.6 https://data.worldbank.org/ 
Foreign Direct Investment Host Country Statistical source* USG or international statistical source USG or international
Source of Data:
BEA; IMF; Eurostat;
UNCTAD, Other
U.S. FDI in partner country ($M USD, stock positions) N/A N/A 2019 $619 BEA data available at https://www.bea.gov/
international/
direct-investment-and-
multinational-enterprises-comprehensive-data 
Host country’s FDI in the United States ($M USD, stock positions) N/A N/A 2019 $48 BEA data available at https://www.bea.gov/
international/
direct-investment-and-multinational-
enterprises-comprehensive-data 
Total inbound stock of FDI as % host GDP N/A N/A 2019 18.3% UNCTAD data available at https://unctad.org/
en/Pages/DIAE/
World%20Investment
%20Report/Country-Fact-Sheets.aspx 

* Source for Host Country Data: Central Bank of Ecuador. The Central Bank publishes FDI calculated as net flows only. Outward Direct Investment statistics are not published by the Central Bank.

Table 3: Sources and Destination of FDI
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 $897.2 100% Total Outward Amount 100%
Canada $275.5 31% N/A N/A
Spain $239.8 27% N/A N/A
UK $95.5 11% N/A N/A
United States $83.9 9% N/A N/A
China $41.8 5% N/A N/A
“0” reflects amounts rounded to +/- USD 500,000.

Source: Central Bank of Ecuador – September 2020 data. The Central Bank publishes FDI calculated as net flows only. The Central Bank does not publish Outward Direct Investment statistics, nor is there information available on the IMF’s CDIS website.

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