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India among countries that attracted biggest inflow of FDI

November 25, 2013 14:56 IST

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While almost all countries are always in a race to attract as much foreign direct investment as possible not all are successful.

Let's take a look at nations that saw biggest inflow of FDI.

Source: unctad.org

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Photographs: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
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United States

Total FDI in 2012: $168 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 1

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 1

United States, which has a per capita income of $52,839, attracted nearly $170 billion in FDI in 2012.

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China

Total FDI in 2012: $121 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 2

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 2

China, which has a per capita income of $9,828, attracted $120 billion in FDI in 2012.

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Image: Charles Morgan and his wife Kiera Morgan drive a Morgan sport car during the opening of China's first Morgan sport cars showroom in Shanghai.
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Hong Kong

Total FDI in 2012: $75 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 4

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 3

Hong Kong, which has a per capita income of $52,687, attracted $75 billion in FDI in 2012.

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Image: Participants compete in a wife-carrying obstacle race at a shopping mall in Hong Kong.
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Brazil

Total FDI in 2012: $65 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 5

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 4

Brazil, which has a per capita income of $12,118, attracted $65 billion in FDI in 2012.

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British Virgin Islands

Total FDI in 2012: $65 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 7

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 5

British Virgin Islands, which has a per capita income of $43,366, attracted $65 billion in FDI in 2012.

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United Kingdom

Total FDI in 2012: $62 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 10

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 6

United Kingdom, which has a per capita income of $37,299, attracted $62 billion in FDI in 2012.

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Australia

Total FDI in 2012: $57 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 6

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 7

Australia, which has a per capita income of $43,042, attracted $57 billion in FDI in 2012.

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Singapore

Total FDI in 2012: $57 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 8

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 8

Singapore, which has a per capita income of $61,046, attracted $57 billion in FDI in 2012.

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Russia

Total FDI in 2012: $51 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 9

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 9

Russia, which has a per capita income of $18,083, attracted $51 billion in FDI in 2012.

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Canada

Total FDI in 2012: $45 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 12

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 10

Canada, which has a per capita income of $43,146, attracted $45 billion in FDI in 2012.

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Chile

Total FDI in 2012: $30 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 17

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 11

Chile, which has a per capita income of $19,475, attracted $30 billion in FDI in 2012.

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Ireland

Total FDI in 2012: $29 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 32

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 12

Ireland, which has a per capita income of $41,920, attracted $29 billion in FDI in 2012.

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Luxembourg

Total FDI in 2012: $28 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 18

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 13

Luxembourg, which has a per capita income of $79,785, attracted $28 billion in FDI in 2012.

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Spain

Total FDI in 2012: $28 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 16

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 14

Spain, which has a per capita income of $30,128, attracted $28 billion in FDI in 2012.

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India

Total FDI in 2012: $26 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 14

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 15

India, which has a per capita income of $3,991, attracted $26 billion in FDI in 2012.

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France

Total FDI in 2012: $25 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 13

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 16

France, which has a per capita income of $35,680, attracted $25 billion in FDI in 2012.

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Indonesia

Total FDI in 2012: $20 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 21

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 17

Indonesia, which has a per capita income of $5,182, attracted $20 billion in FDI in 2012.

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Colombia

Total FDI in 2012: $16 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 28

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 18

Colombia, which has a per capita income of $10,791, attracted $16 billion in FDI in 2012.

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Kazakhstan

Total FDI in 2012: $14 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 27

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 19

Kazakhstan, which has a per capita income of $13,892, attracted $14 billion in FDI in 2012.

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Norway

Total FDI in 2012: $14 billion

Rank in FDI inflow (2011): 38

Rank in FDI inflow (2012): 20

Norway, which has a per capita income of $55,398, attracted $14 billion in FDI in 2012.


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