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Country Comparison :: Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad
This entry gives the cumulative US dollar value of all investments in foreign countries made directly by residents - primarily companies - of the home country, as of the end of the time period indicated. Direct investment excludes investment through purchase of shares.
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country Stock of direct foreign investment - abroad Date of Information
1 United States
$ 3,066,000,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
2 United Kingdom
$ 1,816,000,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
3 France
$ 1,624,000,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
4 Germany
$ 1,407,000,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
5 Hong Kong
$ 1,071,000,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
6 Netherlands
$ 843,700,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
7 Spain
$ 765,000,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
8 Switzerland
$ 726,300,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
9 Japan
$ 663,900,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
10 Belgium
$ 633,800,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
11 Italy
$ 565,300,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
12 Canada
$ 538,000,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
13 Russia
$ 370,200,000,000
2007
14 Sweden
$ 343,900,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
15 Australia
$ 312,100,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
16 Austria
$ 275,200,000,000
2008 est.
17 Denmark
$ 181,900,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
18 Singapore
$ 173,900,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
19 Norway
$ 160,100,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
20 Hungary
$ 159,700,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
21 Ireland
$ 152,900,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
22 China
$ 149,300,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
23 Brazil
$ 127,500,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
24 Finland
$ 115,800,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
25 Taiwan
$ 107,100,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
26 Korea, South
$ 74,600,000,000
30 June 2008
27 Portugal
$ 69,240,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
28 South Africa
$ 63,570,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
29 Malaysia
$ 62,800,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
30 India
$ 58,180,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
31 Israel
$ 54,550,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
32 Mexico
$ 46,700,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
33 Greece
$ 32,440,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
34 Chile
$ 31,570,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
35 United Arab Emirates
$ 28,950,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
36 Argentina
$ 28,420,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
37 Kuwait
$ 28,290,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
38 Saudi Arabia
$ 27,500,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
39 Poland
$ 21,810,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
40 Venezuela
$ 16,620,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
41 Turkey
$ 13,560,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
42 Qatar
$ 13,100,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
43 Colombia
$ 13,080,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
44 Nigeria
$ 13,020,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
45 Egypt
$ 12,080,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
46 Tajikistan
$ 10,870,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
47 Bahrain
$ 9,520,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
48 Czech Republic
$ 8,870,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
49 Ecuador
$ 8,518,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
50 Slovenia
$ 7,627,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
51 Thailand
$ 7,013,000,000
2007 est.
52 Cyprus
$ 6,962,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
53 Estonia
$ 6,856,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
54 Indonesia
$ 6,656,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
55 Philippines
$ 5,821,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
56 Azerbaijan
$ 5,232,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
57 Libya
$ 5,150,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
58 Cuba
$ 4,138,000,000
2006 est.
59 Trinidad and Tobago
$ 3,829,000,000
2007
60 Croatia
$ 3,374,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
61 Peru
$ 2,284,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
62 Kazakhstan
$ 2,188,000,000
2008 est.
63 Lithuania
$ 1,985,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
64 Ukraine
$ 1,905,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
65 Macau
$ 1,900,000,000
2007
66 Slovakia
$ 1,867,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
67 Bulgaria
$ 1,292,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
68 Algeria
$ 1,162,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
69 Pakistan
$ 1,032,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
70 Latvia
$ 1,013,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
71 Iran
$ 993,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
72 Romania
$ 921,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
73 Morocco
$ 887,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
74 Costa Rica
$ 532,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
75 El Salvador
$ 440,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
76 Angola
$ 227,000,000
2006 est.
77 Uruguay
$ 156,000,000
2007
78 Tunisia
$ 130,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
79 Bangladesh
$ 97,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
80 Dominican Republic
$ 59,000,000
31 December 2008 est.
81 Kenya
$ 47,000,000
2008 est.
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