Philippines Foreign Direct Investment 1970-2020

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.
  • Philippines foreign direct investment for 2019 was $7.65B, a 23.13% decline from 2018.
  • Philippines foreign direct investment for 2018 was $9.95B, a 3% decline from 2017.
  • Philippines foreign direct investment for 2017 was $10.26B, a 23.88% increase from 2016.
  • Philippines foreign direct investment for 2016 was $8.28B, a 46.82% increase from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Inflows, US $
India $50.61B
Indonesia $24.58B
Egypt $9.01B
Philippines $7.65B
Cambodia $3.71B
Ukraine $3.04B
Mongolia $2.44B
Uzbekistan $2.29B
Pakistan $2.22B
Morocco $1.60B
Bangladesh $1.60B
Georgia $1.27B
Honduras $0.96B
El Salvador $0.72B
Moldova $0.59B
Zambia $0.48B
Kosovo $0.30B
Eswatini $0.13B
Lesotho $0.12B
Cabo Verde $0.11B
Timor-Leste $0.07B
Solomon Islands $0.03B
Bhutan $0.01B
Bolivia $-0.16B
Angola $-4.10B
Philippines Foreign Direct Investment - Historical Data
Year Inflows, US $ % of GDP
2019 $7.65B 2.03%
2018 $9.95B 2.87%
2017 $10.26B 3.12%
2016 $8.28B 2.60%
2015 $5.64B 1.84%
2014 $5.74B 1.93%
2013 $3.74B 1.32%
2012 $3.22B 1.23%
2011 $2.01B 0.86%
2010 $1.07B 0.51%
2009 $2.06B 1.17%
2008 $1.34B 0.74%
2007 $2.92B 1.87%
2006 $2.71B 2.12%
2005 $1.66B 1.55%
2004 $0.59B 0.62%
2003 $0.49B 0.57%
2002 $1.77B 2.10%
2001 $0.76B 0.96%
2000 $1.49B 1.78%
1999 $1.83B 2.20%
1998 $2.29B 3.17%
1997 $1.22B 1.48%
1996 $1.52B 1.83%
1995 $1.48B 1.99%
1994 $1.59B 2.48%
1993 $1.24B 2.28%
1992 $0.23B 0.43%
1991 $0.54B 1.20%
1990 $0.53B 1.20%
1989 $0.56B 1.32%
1988 $0.94B 2.47%
1987 $0.31B 0.92%
1986 $0.13B 0.43%
1985 $0.01B 0.04%
1984 $0.01B 0.03%
1983 $0.11B 0.32%
1982 $0.02B 0.04%
1981 $0.17B 0.48%
1980 $-0.11B -0.33%
1979 $0.01B 0.03%
1978 $0.10B 0.44%
1977 $0.21B 1.07%
1976 $0.15B 0.90%
1975 $0.11B 0.77%
1974 $0.13B 0.95%
1973 $0.06B 0.59%
1972 $0.00B 0.05%
1971 $0.02B 0.29%
1970 $-0.00B -0.02%