Iran Foreign Direct Investment 1970-2023

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.
  • Iran foreign direct investment for 2021 was $1.43B, a 6.18% increase from 2020.
  • Iran foreign direct investment for 2020 was $1.34B, a 11.01% decline from 2019.
  • Iran foreign direct investment for 2019 was $1.51B, a 36.45% decline from 2018.
  • Iran foreign direct investment for 2018 was $2.37B, a 52.72% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Inflows, US $
China $344.07B
Brazil $46.44B
South Africa $41.30B
Russia $40.45B
Mexico $33.47B
Malaysia $18.60B
Thailand $14.64B
Turkey $13.33B
Romania $11.74B
Colombia $9.38B
Peru $7.42B
Serbia $4.60B
Kazakhstan $4.55B
Guatemala $3.60B
Costa Rica $3.59B
Dominican Republic $3.35B
Bulgaria $2.50B
Guyana $2.24B
Gabon $1.63B
Turkmenistan $1.45B
Iran $1.43B
Belarus $1.23B
Albania $1.22B
Algeria $0.87B
North Macedonia $0.70B
Montenegro $0.69B
Namibia $0.69B
Ecuador $0.65B
Maldives $0.64B
Bosnia $0.64B
Jordan $0.62B
Lebanon $0.60B
Equatorial Guinea $0.49B
Fiji $0.41B
Armenia $0.37B
Jamaica $0.32B
Mauritius $0.25B
Paraguay $0.21B
St. Vincent and the Grenadines $0.16B
Grenada $0.14B
Belize $0.13B
St. Lucia $0.09B
Botswana $0.06B
Dominica $0.03B
Samoa $0.01B
Marshall Islands $0.00B
Tonga $0.00B
Tuvalu $0.00B
Suriname $-0.13B
Venezuela $-0.76B
Azerbaijan $-1.71B
Iraq $-2.64B
Iran Foreign Direct Investment - Historical Data
Year Inflows, US $ % of GDP
2021 $1.43B 0.40%
2020 $1.34B 0.56%
2019 $1.51B 0.53%
2018 $2.37B 0.72%
2017 $5.02B 1.03%
2016 $3.37B 0.74%
2015 $2.05B 0.50%
2014 $2.11B 0.46%
2013 $3.05B 0.62%
2012 $4.66B 0.72%
2011 $4.28B 0.68%
2010 $3.65B 0.75%
2009 $2.98B 0.72%
2008 $1.98B 0.48%
2007 $2.02B 0.58%
2006 $2.32B 0.87%
2005 $2.89B 1.28%
2004 $3.04B 1.60%
2003 $2.88B 1.87%
2002 $3.52B 2.74%
2001 $0.41B 0.32%
2000 $0.04B 0.04%
1999 $0.04B 0.03%
1998 $0.02B 0.02%
1997 $0.05B 0.05%
1996 $0.03B 0.02%
1995 $0.02B 0.02%
1994 $0.00B 0.00%
1993 $0.21B 0.33%
1992 $0.01B 0.33%
1991 $0.02B 0.33%
1990 $-0.36B -0.29%
1989 $-0.02B -0.02%
1988 $0.06B 0.05%
1987 $-0.31B -0.23%
1986 $-0.11B -0.05%
1985 $-0.04B -0.02%
1984 $0.04B 0.03%
1983 $-0.08B -0.05%
1982 $-0.14B -0.11%
1981 $0.03B 0.03%
1980 $0.08B 0.09%
1979 $0.16B 0.18%
1978 $0.91B 1.17%
1977 $0.35B 0.43%
1976 $-0.10B -0.15%
1975 $0.49B 0.95%
1974 $0.32B 0.70%
1973 $0.56B 2.07%
1972 $0.09B 0.53%
1971 $0.07B 0.47%
1970 $0.03B 0.26%