Liberia 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.
  • Liberia foreign direct investment for 2019 was $0.09B, a 32.87% decline from 2018.
  • Liberia foreign direct investment for 2018 was $0.13B, a 47.9% decline from 2017.
  • Liberia foreign direct investment for 2017 was $0.25B, a 20.49% decline from 2016.
  • Liberia foreign direct investment for 2016 was $0.31B, a 33.96% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Inflows, US $
Ethiopia $2.52B
Mozambique $2.18B
Congo, Dem. Rep. $1.35B
Uganda $1.27B
Tanzania $0.99B
Senegal $0.98B
Niger $0.72B
Chad $0.57B
Mali $0.49B
Madagascar $0.47B
Somalia $0.45B
Rwanda $0.38B
Togo $0.35B
Sierra Leone $0.34B
Zimbabwe $0.28B
Benin $0.22B
Tajikistan $0.21B
Nepal $0.19B
Burkina Faso $0.16B
Malawi $0.10B
Liberia $0.09B
Haiti $0.08B
Guinea-Bissau $0.07B
Eritrea $0.07B
Guinea $0.04B
Gambia $0.03B
North Korea $0.03B
Central African Republic $0.03B
Afghanistan $0.02B
Comoros $0.00B
Burundi $0.00B
South Sudan $-0.23B
Yemen $-0.37B
Liberia Foreign Direct Investment - Historical Data
Year Inflows, US $ % of GDP
2019 $0.09B 2.82%
2018 $0.13B 3.96%
2017 $0.25B 7.54%
2016 $0.31B 9.51%
2015 $0.23B 7.32%
2014 $0.50B 15.96%
2013 $2.00B 65.17%
2012 $2.31B 84.89%
2011 $2.09B 86.99%
2010 $2.06B 103.34%
2009 $0.13B 7.23%
2008 $0.28B 16.43%
2007 $0.13B 9.59%
2006 $0.11B 9.64%
2005 $0.08B 8.73%
2004 $0.08B 8.40%
2003 $0.37B 49.76%
2002 $0.00B 0.30%
2001 $0.01B 0.92%
2000 $0.02B 2.38%
1999 $0.26B 2.38%
1998 $0.19B 2.38%
1997 $0.21B 2.38%
1996 $-0.13B 2.38%
1995 $0.00B 2.38%
1994 $0.02B 2.38%
1993 $-0.05B 2.38%
1992 $-0.01B 2.38%
1991 $0.01B 2.38%
1990 $0.23B 2.38%
1989 $0.66B 2.38%
1988 $0.29B 2.38%
1987 $0.00B 2.38%
1986 $-0.00B 2.38%
1985 $-0.00B 2.38%
1984 $0.00B 2.38%
1983 $0.00B 2.38%
1982 $0.00B 2.38%
1981 $0.29B 2.38%
1980 $0.07B 2.38%
1979 $0.04B 2.38%
1978 $0.14B 2.38%
1977 $0.17B 2.38%
1976 $0.08B 2.38%
1975 $0.18B 2.38%
1974 $0.06B 2.38%
1973 $0.07B 2.38%
1972 $0.02B 2.38%
1971 $-0.03B 2.38%
1970 $0.06B 2.38%