Belize

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) N/A N/A 2019 $1.400 http://sib.org.bz/
www.worldbank.org/en/country 
Foreign Direct Investment Host Country Statistical source USG or international statistical source USG or international Source of data:
BEA; IMF; Eurostat; UNCTAD, Other
U.S. FDI in partner country ($M USD, stock positions) N/A N/A 2018 $75 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 2018 $13 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 2018 116.6% UNCTAD data available at
https://unctad.org/en/Pages/DIAE/
World%20Investment%20Report/
Country-Fact-Sheets.aspx
 

Table 3: Sources and Destination of FDI
The IMF’s Coordinated Direct Investment Survey does not have Belize data related to Inward and Outward Direct Investment.  Statistics on FDI in Belize by country of origin is limited, including the total invested by U.S. investors.  The Central Bank of Belize recorded total inflows of FDI at USD $135.89 million and outflows at USD $35.12 million in 2019.  Major sources of FDI include the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom.  FDI inflows were concentrated primarily in construction, real estate, hotel and restaurant, and financial intermediation.

Table 4: Sources of Portfolio Investment
Data not available.

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