Belgium Foreign Direct Investment 1970-2022

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.
  • Belgium foreign direct investment for 2019 was $-28.97B, a 31.85% decline from 2018.
  • Belgium foreign direct investment for 2018 was $-42.50B, a 13.98% increase from 2017.
  • Belgium foreign direct investment for 2017 was $-37.29B, a 164.81% decline from 2016.
  • Belgium foreign direct investment for 2016 was $57.54B, a 394.85% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Inflows, US $
United States $351.63B
Singapore $120.44B
Hungary $92.16B
Germany $67.62B
Hong Kong $58.30B
British Virgin Islands $58.00B
France $51.04B
Canada $45.09B
Japan $39.93B
Australia $39.90B
Switzerland $37.31B
Netherlands $35.69B
Italy $31.19B
Cyprus $25.93B
Israel $19.05B
Norway $17.06B
Sweden $16.61B
Finland $15.77B
Spain $14.81B
Poland $14.40B
UAE $13.79B
Chile $12.59B
Czech Republic $10.75B
Portugal $10.33B
South Korea $9.63B
Argentina $6.66B
Macao $6.48B
Panama $5.89B
Greece $5.00B
Saudi Arabia $4.56B
Malta $4.26B
Oman $3.42B
Estonia $2.96B
New Zealand $2.94B
Slovak Republic $2.31B
United Kingdom $2.24B
Slovenia $1.71B
Lithuania $1.57B
Uruguay $1.31B
Croatia $1.17B
Latvia $1.06B
Cayman Islands $0.98B
Bahrain $0.94B
Kuwait $0.52B
New Caledonia $0.41B
Brunei $0.37B
Bahamas $0.26B
Seychelles $0.25B
Barbados $0.22B
Trinidad and Tobago $0.18B
Antigua and Barbuda $0.14B
St. Kitts and Nevis $0.09B
Curacao $0.07B
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) $0.06B
French Polynesia $0.03B
Turks and Caicos Islands $0.03B
Palau $0.02B
Bermuda $0.00B
Aruba $-0.08B
Iceland $-0.60B
Qatar $-2.81B
Denmark $-7.50B
Austria $-8.10B
Luxembourg $-11.42B
Belgium $-28.97B
Ireland $-46.63B
Belgium Foreign Direct Investment - Historical Data
Year Inflows, US $ % of GDP
2019 $-28.97B -5.43%
2018 $-42.50B -7.82%
2017 $-37.29B -7.42%
2016 $57.54B 12.09%
2015 $-19.51B -4.22%
2014 $-15.21B -2.84%
2013 $-29.64B -5.68%
2012 $11.81B 2.38%
2011 $163.62B 31.27%
2010 $125.49B 26.07%
2009 $77.35B 16.01%
2008 $190.39B 36.80%
2007 $96.55B 20.50%
2006 $58.82B 14.41%
2005 $33.66B 8.73%
2004 $44.50B 12.05%
2003 $34.56B 10.86%
2002 $18.12B 7.01%
2001 $88.20B 37.26%
2000 $88.74B 37.48%
1999 $119.69B 46.35%
1998 $22.69B 354.06%
1997 $12.00B 191.53%
1996 $14.06B 203.20%
1995 $10.69B 149.70%
1994 $8.51B 140.24%
1993 $10.75B 192.98%
1992 $11.29B 193.90%
1991 $9.36B 179.42%
1990 $8.05B 158.09%
1989 $7.02B 172.45%
1988 $5.21B 129.55%
1987 $2.35B 63.59%
1986 $0.73B 24.53%
1985 $1.05B 49.17%
1984 $0.39B 18.85%
1983 $1.29B 59.68%
1982 $1.47B 64.49%
1981 $1.39B 53.40%
1980 $1.54B 49.13%
1979 $1.13B 39.19%
1978 $1.44B 57.20%
1977 $1.27B 62.09%
1976 $0.87B 49.45%
1975 $0.95B 58.63%
1974 $1.14B 81.85%
1973 $0.72B 60.75%
1972 $0.39B 41.85%
1971 $0.43B 57.90%
1970 $0.31B 47.43%