Global FDI flows surge 88% in 2021, rising above pre-pandemic levels
28/10/2022 - Global FDI flows rebounded to USD 972 billion in the first half of 2022. However, much of the increase came in the first quarter, whereas global FDI flows dropped by 22% in Q2 2022, compared to the previous quarter. This drop is not surprising given increasing inflation and interest rates, rising energy prices and Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. The United States was the leading FDI recipient worldwide, followed by China and Brazil.
Published twice yearly, FDI in Figures provides analysis on key developments and trends in global foreign direct investment flows using the most recent FDI statistics and data on mergers and acquisitions (M&A).