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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 $19,843 2016 $19,971 World Bank-Cambodia Economic Update Oct. 2016
Foreign Direct Investment Host Country Statistical Source USG or International Statistical Source USG or international Source of Data:
BEA; IMF; Eurostat; UNCTAD, Other
U.S. FDI in partner country ($M USD, stock positions) 2016 $100 2012 $54 BEA data available at
Host country’s FDI in the United States ($M USD, stock positions) N/A N/A N/A N/A BEA data available at
Total inbound stock of FDI as % host GDP 2016 31.7% N/A N/A Total 2016 FDI Stock (registered capital): $6,300 million

2016 Cambodia GDP: $19,843 million

Table 3: Sources and Destination of FDI

According to International Monetary Fund (IMF) data, total foreign direct investment in Cambodia as reported by counterpart economies has reached USD $3 billion in 2015, with South Korea eating up the largest share, at 43 percent of total investment. The other top four foreign direct investment countries in Cambodia were Malaysia, Thailand, France, and Mauritius. The number of Cambodian investments outside the country was still quite small compared to inward foreign direct investment. In 2015, outward foreign direct investment totaled USD 283 million (a 21 percent increase compared to 2014). Singapore remained the top outward investment destination for Cambodia, with 52 percent share to total outward investment in 2015. China and South Korea ranked the second and third top countries that Cambodia invested in 2015. The IMF’s 2016 data is not yet available.

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 3,039 100% Total Outward 283 100.00%
South Korea 1,311 43.14% Singapore 148 52.30%
Malaysia 743 24.45% China 113 39.93%
Thailand 598 19.68% South Korea 14 4.95%
France 305 10.04% Czech Republic 5 1.77%
Mauritius 44 1.45% Thailand 3 1.06%
“0” reflects amounts rounded to +/- USD 500,000.

Sources: IMF CDIS Table 3 on Direct Investment Position 2015 Data

Table 4: Sources of Portfolio Investment

IMF CPIS Data for Cambodia is not available.

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