Philippines 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.
  • Philippines foreign direct investment for 2021 was $10.52B, a 54.18% increase from 2020.
  • Philippines foreign direct investment for 2020 was $6.82B, a 21.33% decline from 2019.
  • Philippines foreign direct investment for 2019 was $8.67B, a 12.84% decline from 2018.
  • Philippines foreign direct investment for 2018 was $9.95B, a 3% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Inflows, US $
India $44.73B
Indonesia $21.17B
Vietnam $15.66B
Philippines $10.52B
Ukraine $7.32B
Egypt $5.12B
Republic of Congo $3.69B
Cambodia $3.48B
Nigeria $3.31B
Ghana $2.61B
Morocco $2.15B
Mongolia $2.14B
Pakistan $2.10B
Uzbekistan $2.10B
Myanmar $2.07B
Bangladesh $1.39B
Nicaragua $1.22B
Georgia $1.18B
Lao PDR $1.07B
Honduras $0.88B
Cameroon $0.85B
El Salvador $0.83B
Tunisia $0.66B
Bolivia $0.60B
Sri Lanka $0.60B
Kosovo $0.49B
Kenya $0.46B
West Bank and Gaza $0.26B
Kyrgyz Republic $0.25B
Moldova $0.24B
Djibouti $0.17B
Eswatini $0.12B
Cabo Verde $0.09B
Papua New Guinea $0.09B
Timor-Leste $0.09B
Sao Tome and Principe $0.06B
Solomon Islands $0.03B
Vanuatu $0.03B
Mauritania $0.02B
Bhutan $0.00B
Kiribati $0.00B
Lesotho $-0.01B
Zambia $-0.82B
Angola $-4.36B
Philippines Foreign Direct Investment - Historical Data
Year Inflows, US $ % of GDP
2021 $10.52B 2.67%
2020 $6.82B 1.89%
2019 $8.67B 2.30%
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 2.14%
1998 $2.29B 3.07%
1997 $1.22B 1.30%
1996 $1.52B 1.60%
1995 $1.48B 1.75%
1994 $1.59B 2.17%
1993 $1.24B 2.00%
1992 $0.23B 0.38%
1991 $0.54B 1.05%
1990 $0.53B 1.05%
1989 $0.56B 1.16%
1988 $0.94B 2.17%
1987 $0.31B 0.81%
1986 $0.13B 0.37%
1985 $0.01B 0.03%
1984 $0.01B 0.03%
1983 $0.11B 0.28%
1982 $0.02B 0.04%
1981 $0.17B 0.42%
1980 $-0.11B -0.29%
1979 $0.01B 0.02%
1978 $0.10B 0.39%
1977 $0.21B 0.94%
1976 $0.15B 0.79%
1975 $0.11B 0.68%
1974 $0.13B 0.84%
1973 $0.06B 0.52%
1972 $0.00B 0.05%
1971 $0.02B 0.26%
1970 $-0.00B -0.01%