Cayman Islands Foreign Direct Investment 1974-2024

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.
  • Cayman Islands foreign direct investment for 2021 was $25.89B, a 319.59% increase from 2020.
  • Cayman Islands foreign direct investment for 2020 was $6.17B, a 471.17% increase from 2019.
  • Cayman Islands foreign direct investment for 2019 was $1.08B, a 522.2% increase from 2018.
  • Cayman Islands foreign direct investment for 2018 was $0.17B, a 93.07% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Inflows, US $
United States $448.32B
Singapore $138.54B
Hong Kong $137.19B
Germany $95.90B
France $88.43B
Ireland $81.02B
Canada $64.73B
Sweden $52.48B
Spain $43.91B
British Virgin Islands $39.36B
Poland $37.11B
Japan $34.67B
Hungary $29.84B
Cayman Islands $25.89B
Australia $24.83B
Belgium $24.04B
Finland $23.87B
South Korea $22.06B
Israel $21.49B
UAE $20.67B
Saudi Arabia $19.29B
Italy $18.91B
Chile $15.93B
Norway $14.18B
Denmark $13.19B
Czech Republic $12.89B
Austria $12.33B
Portugal $7.85B
Estonia $7.36B
Argentina $6.78B
Greece $6.13B
United Kingdom $5.92B
Macao $4.85B
Malta $4.76B
Croatia $4.66B
New Zealand $4.54B
Oman $4.02B
Latvia $3.72B
Uruguay $3.66B
Lithuania $2.97B
Slovenia $2.15B
Bahrain $1.77B
Panama $1.76B
Slovak Republic $0.97B
Bahamas $0.38B
Antigua and Barbuda $0.24B
Barbados $0.24B
Brunei $0.20B
Curacao $0.15B
Aruba $0.13B
Seychelles $0.11B
Iceland $0.11B
Bermuda $0.05B
Palau $0.03B
Turks and Caicos Islands $0.03B
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) $0.03B
St. Kitts and Nevis $0.03B
French Polynesia $0.02B
Kuwait $-0.27B
New Caledonia $-0.49B
Qatar $-1.09B
Trinidad and Tobago $-1.09B
Luxembourg $-9.05B
Cyprus $-33.36B
Switzerland $-134.26B
Netherlands $-141.74B
Cayman Islands Foreign Direct Investment - Historical Data
Year Inflows, US $ % of GDP
2021 $25.89B 429.52%
2020 $6.17B 109.28%
2019 $1.08B 18.18%
2018 $0.17B 3.14%
2017 $2.51B 48.52%
2016 $2.68B 54.68%
2015 $80.50B 1709.83%
2014 $46.04B 1009.03%
2013 $34.91B 792.32%
2012 $21.49B 500.81%
2011 $31.13B 743.70%
2010 $20.97B 504.37%
2009 $20.30B 474.06%
2008 $19.56B 426.43%
2007 $28.21B 631.63%
2006 $24.82B 590.93%
2005 $9.51B 590.93%
2004 $3.70B 590.93%
2003 $2.60B 590.93%
2002 $2.80B 590.93%
2001 $2.13B 590.93%
2000 $9.36B 590.93%
1999 $6.48B 590.93%
1998 $4.35B 590.93%
1997 $3.15B 590.93%
1996 $1.23B 590.93%
1995 $0.05B 590.93%
1994 $0.47B 590.93%
1993 $0.46B 590.93%
1992 $0.03B 590.93%
1991 $-0.01B 590.93%
1990 $0.05B 590.93%
1989 $0.08B 590.93%
1988 $0.02B 590.93%
1987 $0.10B 590.93%
1986 $0.01B 590.93%
1985 $0.45B 590.93%
1984 $0.67B 590.93%
1983 $0.02B 590.93%
1982 $0.02B 590.93%
1981 $0.10B 590.93%
1980 $0.02B 590.93%
1979 $0.06B 590.93%
1978 $0.08B 590.93%
1977 $0.03B 590.93%
1976 $0.04B 590.93%
1975 $0.00B 590.93%
1974 $0.00B 590.93%