Foreign direct investment inflow in Iran soars
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 9
By Emil Ilgar – Trend:
Foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow to Iran has increased significantly after removal of sanctions in January 2016.
According to statistics, released by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Iran attracted $3.372 billion worth of FDI during 2016, the highest since 2013, while the figure was $2.050 billion in 2015.
The FDI outflow from Iran also reached $104 million in 2016, the highest since 2013, about $16 million less than 2015. The figure in 2014 was only $3 million.
Iran’s FDI outflow in 2012 and 2013 was $1.356 billion and $189 million respectively.
During 2012, the country had also attracted $4.662 billion.
Iran’s FDI inward stock reached $48.469 billion in 2016, while outward stock stood at $3.744 billion, the statistics of UNCTAD indicate.
The total FDI inflow in the world reached $1,746. 423 billion, while the outflow FDI stood at $1,452.463 billion in 2016, both experiences slightly decline compared to 2015.