Brazil Foreign Direct Investment 1970-2021

Foreign direct investment refers to direct investment equity flows in the reporting economy. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, and other capital. Direct investment is a category of cross-border investment associated with a resident in one economy having control or a significant degree of influence on the management of an enterprise that is resident in another economy. Ownership of 10 percent or more of the ordinary shares of voting stock is the criterion for determining the existence of a direct investment relationship. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Brazil foreign direct investment for 2019 was $69.17B, a 11.5% decline from 2018.
  • Brazil foreign direct investment for 2018 was $78.16B, a 13.47% increase from 2017.
  • Brazil foreign direct investment for 2017 was $68.89B, a 7.28% decline from 2016.
  • Brazil foreign direct investment for 2016 was $74.29B, a 14.76% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Inflows, US $
China $187.17B
Brazil $69.17B
Russia $31.97B
Mexico $29.38B
Colombia $14.31B
Turkey $9.27B
Malaysia $9.10B
Peru $8.89B
Romania $7.37B
South Africa $5.12B
Thailand $4.82B
Serbia $4.27B
Kazakhstan $3.32B
Dominican Republic $2.83B
Costa Rica $2.51B
Lebanon $2.22B
Turkmenistan $2.17B
Bulgaria $2.08B
Guyana $1.70B
Gabon $1.55B
Iran $1.51B
Azerbaijan $1.50B
Algeria $1.38B
Belarus $1.27B
Albania $1.20B
Guatemala $1.17B
Ecuador $0.96B
Maldives $0.96B
Venezuela $0.93B
Jordan $0.83B
Jamaica $0.67B
Paraguay $0.60B
North Macedonia $0.55B
Mauritius $0.47B
Equatorial Guinea $0.45B
Montenegro $0.42B
Bosnia $0.39B
Fiji $0.32B
Botswana $0.26B
Armenia $0.25B
Grenada $0.13B
St. Vincent and the Grenadines $0.11B
Belize $0.09B
Suriname $0.07B
Dominica $0.03B
St. Lucia $0.03B
Marshall Islands $0.00B
Tonga $0.00B
Samoa $0.00B
Tuvalu $0.00B
Namibia $-0.18B
Iraq $-3.08B
Brazil Foreign Direct Investment - Historical Data
Year Inflows, US $ % of GDP
2019 $69.17B 3.68%
2018 $78.16B 4.08%
2017 $68.89B 3.34%
2016 $74.29B 4.14%
2015 $64.74B 3.59%
2014 $87.71B 3.57%
2013 $75.21B 3.04%
2012 $92.57B 3.76%
2011 $102.43B 3.92%
2010 $82.39B 3.73%
2009 $31.48B 1.89%
2008 $50.72B 2.99%
2007 $44.58B 3.19%
2006 $19.42B 1.75%
2005 $15.46B 1.73%
2004 $18.16B 2.71%
2003 $10.12B 1.81%
2002 $16.59B 3.27%
2001 $23.23B 4.15%
2000 $32.99B 5.03%
1999 $28.39B 4.74%
1998 $28.86B 3.34%
1997 $18.99B 2.15%
1996 $12.55B 1.48%
1995 $4.86B 0.63%
1994 $3.07B 0.55%
1993 $1.29B 0.30%
1992 $2.06B 0.51%
1991 $1.10B 0.18%
1990 $0.99B 0.21%
1989 $1.13B 0.27%
1988 $2.80B 0.85%
1987 $1.17B 0.40%
1986 $0.35B 0.13%
1985 $1.44B 0.66%
1984 $1.59B 0.79%
1983 $1.61B 0.75%
1982 $2.91B 1.58%
1981 $2.52B 1.58%
1980 $1.91B 1.58%
1979 $2.42B 1.58%
1978 $2.01B 1.58%
1977 $1.83B 1.58%
1976 $1.56B 1.58%
1975 $1.30B 1.58%
1974 $1.21B 1.58%
1973 $1.18B 1.58%
1972 $0.46B 1.58%
1971 $0.45B 1.58%
1970 $0.39B 1.58%