Pakistan 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.
  • Pakistan foreign direct investment for 2019 was $2.22B, a 27.69% increase from 2018.
  • Pakistan foreign direct investment for 2018 was $1.74B, a 30.41% decline from 2017.
  • Pakistan foreign direct investment for 2017 was $2.50B, a 3.11% decline from 2016.
  • Pakistan foreign direct investment for 2016 was $2.58B, a 53.97% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Inflows, US $
India $50.61B
Indonesia $24.95B
Vietnam $16.12B
Egypt $9.01B
Philippines $7.69B
Ukraine $5.83B
Cambodia $3.66B
Congo, Rep. $3.37B
Nigeria $3.30B
Mongolia $2.44B
Ghana $2.32B
Uzbekistan $2.31B
Myanmar $2.29B
Pakistan $2.22B
Bangladesh $2.00B
Morocco $1.60B
Kenya $1.33B
Georgia $1.27B
Honduras $0.96B
Tunisia $0.81B
Cameroon $0.78B
Sri Lanka $0.76B
El Salvador $0.72B
Moldova $0.59B
Lao PDR $0.56B
Zambia $0.55B
Nicaragua $0.50B
Papua New Guinea $0.33B
Kosovo $0.30B
Kyrgyz Republic $0.21B
Djibouti $0.18B
Eswatini $0.13B
West Bank and Gaza $0.12B
Lesotho $0.12B
Cabo Verde $0.11B
Timor-Leste $0.07B
Vanuatu $0.04B
Solomon Islands $0.03B
Sao Tome and Principe $0.03B
Bhutan $0.01B
Kiribati $0.00B
Bolivia $-0.16B
Mauritania $-0.88B
Angola $-4.10B
Pakistan Foreign Direct Investment - Historical Data
Year Inflows, US $ % of GDP
2019 $2.22B 0.80%
2018 $1.74B 0.55%
2017 $2.50B 0.82%
2016 $2.58B 0.92%
2015 $1.67B 0.62%
2014 $1.89B 0.77%
2013 $1.33B 0.58%
2012 $0.86B 0.38%
2011 $1.33B 0.62%
2010 $2.02B 1.14%
2009 $2.34B 1.39%
2008 $5.44B 3.20%
2007 $5.59B 3.67%
2006 $4.27B 3.11%
2005 $2.20B 1.83%
2004 $1.12B 1.04%
2003 $0.53B 0.58%
2002 $0.83B 1.03%
2001 $0.38B 0.48%
2000 $0.31B 0.38%
1999 $0.53B 0.84%
1998 $0.51B 0.81%
1997 $0.72B 1.15%
1996 $0.92B 1.46%
1995 $0.72B 1.19%
1994 $0.42B 0.81%
1993 $0.35B 0.67%
1992 $0.34B 0.69%
1991 $0.26B 0.57%
1990 $0.25B 0.61%
1989 $0.21B 0.52%
1988 $0.19B 0.48%
1987 $0.13B 0.39%
1986 $0.11B 0.33%
1985 $0.13B 0.42%
1984 $0.06B 0.18%
1983 $0.03B 0.10%
1982 $0.06B 0.21%
1981 $0.11B 0.38%
1980 $0.06B 0.27%
1979 $0.06B 0.30%
1978 $0.03B 0.18%
1977 $0.02B 0.10%
1976 $0.01B 0.06%
1975 $0.03B 0.22%
1974 $0.00B 0.04%
1973 $-0.00B -0.06%
1972 $0.02B 0.18%
1971 $0.00B 0.01%
1970 $0.02B 0.23%