World Investment Report 2013
1. According to the World Investment Report 2013, how much global FDI inflows were there in 2012? What was the percentage increase over the previous year?
Global inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) rose by 17 percent in 2011, in spite of the uncertainty prevailing in the global economy, expanding from US$1,290 billion in 2010 to US$1,509 billion in 2011. Global FDI inflows fell by 18 per cent to US$1.35 trillion in 2012.
In 2012, foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows decreased in all three major economic groups − developed, developing and transition economies, although at different paces.
2. Investor confidence appears to have returned to North Africa, as FDI flows rose by 35% to $11.5 billion in 2012. Which country contributed to this growth? Outward FDI flows from Africa nearly tripled in 2012, from ___ in the previous year to an estimated ___.
Africa is one of the few regions to enjoy year-on-year growth in FDI inflows since 2010. Investment in exploration and exploitation of natural resources, and high flows from China both contributed to the current level of inward flows. More generally, the continent’s good economic performance – GDP grew at an estimated 5 per cent in 2012 – underpinned the rise in investment, including in manufacturing and services.
Investor confidence appears to have returned to North Africa, as FDI flows rose by 35 per cent to $11.5 billion in 2012. Much of the growth was due to a rise in investment in Egypt. Whereas the country experienced a net divestment of $0.5 billion in 2011, it attracted net investment inflows of $2.8 billion in 2012. Across the sub-region, FDI flows also increased to Morocco and Tunisia, but decreased to Algeria and the Sudan.
3. In 2012, China continues to be the leading FDI recipient in the developing world despite a 2 per cent decline in inflows which stood at US$121 billion. What was its FDI outflows percentage in terms of its total FDI inflows in the same...