New Zealand 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.
  • New Zealand foreign direct investment for 2020 was $4.06B, a 38.91% increase from 2019.
  • New Zealand foreign direct investment for 2019 was $2.92B, a 16.08% increase from 2018.
  • New Zealand foreign direct investment for 2018 was $2.52B, a 5.29% increase from 2017.
  • New Zealand foreign direct investment for 2017 was $2.39B, a 19.02% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Inflows, US $
United States $211.30B
Hungary $171.37B
Germany $142.78B
Hong Kong $117.45B
Singapore $74.75B
Luxembourg $62.14B
Japan $61.51B
British Virgin Islands $39.62B
Spain $33.74B
Ireland $32.45B
United Kingdom $31.06B
Canada $26.56B
Israel $24.28B
UAE $19.88B
Australia $18.40B
Sweden $18.32B
Poland $17.39B
France $13.24B
South Korea $8.76B
Chile $8.53B
Czech Republic $8.52B
Cayman Islands $6.17B
Saudi Arabia $5.40B
Lithuania $4.48B
Malta $4.43B
New Zealand $4.06B
Argentina $4.02B
Portugal $3.82B
Estonia $3.54B
Greece $3.30B
Oman $2.86B
Denmark $1.58B
Croatia $1.18B
Bahrain $1.01B
Latvia $0.94B
Brunei $0.57B
Slovenia $0.49B
Bermuda $0.48B
New Caledonia $0.44B
Bahamas $0.43B
Uruguay $0.39B
Barbados $0.26B
Seychelles $0.18B
Aruba $0.16B
Curacao $0.16B
Antigua and Barbuda $0.07B
French Polynesia $0.06B
Turks and Caicos Islands $0.03B
Sint Maarten (Dutch part) $0.03B
Palau $0.02B
St. Kitts and Nevis $0.01B
Trinidad and Tobago $-0.10B
Cyprus $-0.33B
Slovak Republic $-0.33B
Kuwait $-0.56B
Iceland $-0.90B
Panama $-2.15B
Finland $-2.37B
Qatar $-2.43B
Norway $-4.10B
Macao $-7.10B
Belgium $-17.57B
Austria $-18.21B
Italy $-22.09B
Netherlands $-149.32B
Switzerland $-257.34B
New Zealand Foreign Direct Investment - Historical Data
Year Inflows, US $ % of GDP
2020 $4.06B 1.92%
2019 $2.92B 1.37%
2018 $2.52B 1.19%
2017 $2.39B 1.16%
2016 $2.01B 1.06%
2015 $-0.07B -0.04%
2014 $3.25B 1.62%
2013 $-0.07B -0.04%
2012 $3.85B 2.18%
2011 $1.38B 0.82%
2010 $0.29B 0.20%
2009 $-0.05B -0.04%
2008 $2.59B 1.95%
2007 $4.34B 3.16%
2006 $2.91B 2.61%
2005 $1.91B 1.66%
2004 $2.32B 2.23%
2003 $-3.36B -3.81%
2002 $2.85B 4.28%
2001 $0.26B 0.48%
2000 $-1.51B -2.87%
1999 $0.94B 1.60%
1998 $1.83B 3.25%
1997 $1.92B 2.90%
1996 $3.92B 5.59%
1995 $2.85B 4.46%
1994 $2.62B 4.73%
1993 $2.21B 4.73%
1992 $1.09B 2.61%
1991 $1.69B 3.96%
1990 $1.68B 3.70%
1989 $0.43B 0.99%
1988 $0.16B 0.35%
1987 $0.24B 0.59%
1986 $0.39B 1.27%
1985 $0.23B 0.91%
1984 $0.12B 0.54%
1983 $0.24B 1.00%
1982 $0.27B 1.14%
1981 $0.18B 0.72%
1980 $0.33B 1.44%
1979 $0.35B 1.69%
1978 $0.27B 1.48%
1977 $0.15B 1.00%
1976 $0.28B 2.04%
1975 $0.14B 1.07%
1974 $0.25B 1.80%
1973 $0.21B 1.62%
1972 $0.13B 1.32%
1971 $0.11B 1.39%
1970 $0.15B 1.39%