Cayman Islands Foreign Direct Investment 1974-2021

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.
  • Cayman Islands foreign direct investment for 2019 was $34.69B, a 106.85% increase from 2018.
  • Cayman Islands foreign direct investment for 2018 was $16.77B, a 364.64% increase from 2017.
  • Cayman Islands foreign direct investment for 2017 was $3.61B, a 34.47% increase from 2016.
  • Cayman Islands foreign direct investment for 2016 was $2.68B, a 96.66% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Inflows, US $
United States $351.63B
Singapore $105.47B
Germany $72.21B
British Virgin Islands $58.00B
Hong Kong $53.17B
France $51.04B
Canada $47.85B
Australia $40.07B
Japan $37.18B
Netherlands $35.69B
Cayman Islands $34.69B
Hungary $32.05B
Italy $29.22B
Sweden $24.40B
Cyprus $23.84B
United Kingdom $20.70B
Israel $19.05B
Poland $15.97B
UAE $13.79B
Norway $13.78B
Chile $11.93B
Spain $11.43B
South Korea $10.57B
Czech Republic $9.33B
Finland $8.85B
Portugal $8.27B
Argentina $6.66B
Macao $6.19B
Panama $6.07B
Greece $4.61B
Saudi Arabia $4.56B
Malta $4.48B
New Zealand $3.88B
Oman $3.42B
Estonia $2.96B
Slovak Republic $2.31B
Slovenia $1.71B
Lithuania $1.35B
Croatia $1.17B
Latvia $1.06B
Uruguay $0.97B
Bahrain $0.94B
Kuwait $0.68B
New Caledonia $0.41B
Brunei $0.37B
Bahamas $0.26B
Seychelles $0.24B
Barbados $0.22B
Antigua and Barbuda $0.14B
Trinidad and Tobago $0.13B
Bermuda $0.12B
St. Kitts and Nevis $0.09B
Curacao $0.06B
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) $0.06B
French Polynesia $0.03B
Turks and Caicos Islands $0.03B
Palau $0.02B
Aruba $-0.08B
Iceland $-0.48B
Qatar $-2.81B
Denmark $-7.84B
Austria $-8.10B
Luxembourg $-11.42B
Switzerland $-18.38B
Belgium $-28.97B
Ireland $-46.63B
Cayman Islands Foreign Direct Investment - Historical Data
Year Inflows, US $ % of GDP
2019 $34.69B 0.00%
2018 $16.77B 303.96%
2017 $3.61B 70.04%
2016 $2.68B 54.67%
2015 $80.26B 1704.59%
2014 $49.83B 1092.11%
2013 $68.00B 1543.37%
2012 $9.89B 230.46%
2011 $16.72B 399.32%
2010 $10.57B 254.25%
2009 $20.30B 474.05%
2008 $19.56B 426.41%
2007 $28.21B 631.61%
2006 $24.82B 590.91%
2005 $9.51B 590.91%
2004 $3.70B 590.91%
2003 $2.60B 590.91%
2002 $2.80B 590.91%
2001 $2.13B 590.91%
2000 $9.36B 590.91%
1999 $6.48B 590.91%
1998 $4.35B 590.91%
1997 $3.15B 590.91%
1996 $1.23B 590.91%
1995 $0.05B 590.91%
1994 $0.47B 590.91%
1993 $0.46B 590.91%
1992 $0.03B 590.91%
1991 $-0.01B 590.91%
1990 $0.05B 590.91%
1989 $0.08B 590.91%
1988 $0.02B 590.91%
1987 $0.10B 590.91%
1986 $0.01B 590.91%
1985 $0.45B 590.91%
1984 $0.67B 590.91%
1983 $0.02B 590.91%
1982 $0.02B 590.91%
1981 $0.10B 590.91%
1980 $0.02B 590.91%
1979 $0.06B 590.91%
1978 $0.08B 590.91%
1977 $0.03B 590.91%
1976 $0.04B 590.91%
1975 $0.00B 590.91%
1974 $0.00B 590.91%