East Asia & Pacific 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.
  • East Asia & Pacific foreign direct investment for 2019 was $493.72B, a 18.97% decline from 2018.
  • East Asia & Pacific foreign direct investment for 2018 was $609.27B, a 9.98% increase from 2017.
  • East Asia & Pacific foreign direct investment for 2017 was $553.97B, a 3.86% increase from 2016.
  • East Asia & Pacific foreign direct investment for 2016 was $533.36B, a 13.63% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Inflows, US $
World $1,622.00B
OECD members $799.74B
East Asia & Pacific $493.72B
North America $399.60B
Latin America & Caribbean $258.81B
European Union $247.42B
Euro Area $163.92B
South Asia $56.70B
Sub-Saharan Africa $29.20B
East Asia & Pacific Foreign Direct Investment - Historical Data
Year Inflows, US $ % of GDP
2019 $493.72B 1.83%
2018 $609.27B 2.32%
2017 $553.97B 2.29%
2016 $533.36B 2.35%
2015 $617.51B 2.82%
2014 $631.33B 2.87%
2013 $590.80B 2.77%
2012 $516.81B 2.44%
2011 $560.73B 2.84%
2010 $497.02B 2.92%
2009 $287.57B 1.97%
2008 $387.38B 2.73%
2007 $396.07B 3.23%
2006 $288.01B 2.63%
2005 $189.05B 1.83%
2004 $198.74B 2.06%
2003 $126.70B 1.47%
2002 $112.95B 1.44%
2001 $127.48B 1.65%
2000 $175.12B 2.11%
1999 $129.58B 1.69%
1998 $98.14B 1.43%
1997 $109.18B 1.43%
1996 $94.21B 1.18%
1995 $89.65B 1.08%
1994 $72.33B 0.99%
1993 $59.91B 0.92%
1992 $38.09B 0.65%
1991 $27.43B 0.51%
1990 $33.60B 0.71%
1989 $23.72B 0.53%
1988 $25.78B 0.59%
1987 $21.17B 0.59%
1986 $13.72B 0.45%
1985 $7.35B 0.31%
1984 $6.37B 0.29%
1983 $9.09B 0.44%
1982 $8.48B 0.44%
1981 $9.00B 0.45%
1980 $5.99B 0.33%
1979 $4.79B 0.29%
1978 $4.08B 0.30%
1977 $3.03B 0.29%
1976 $3.45B 0.40%
1975 $3.40B 0.45%
1974 $3.53B 0.50%
1973 $2.01B 0.34%
1972 $2.65B 0.60%
1971 $2.24B 0.65%
1970 $1.91B 0.62%