COVID-19 fallout sinks global FDI flows by 38% in 2020
30/04/2021 - New OECD data and analysis show that global FDI flows plummeted to USD 846 billion in 2020, a 38% decrease compared to 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated a steady decline and contributed to sinking global FDI flows to their lowest levels since 2005. In 2020, global FDI flows represented only 1% of world GDP, their lowest level since 1999.
Foreign direct investment flows in the time of COVID-19
05/05/2020 - Early OECD estimations predict that FDI flows will fall by more than 30% in 2020 even under the most optimistic scenario for the success of the public health and economic support policy measures taken by governments to address the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting recession.
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).