Global FDI Magnet
According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and
Development (UNCTAD), Germany ranks among the world’s
leading countries for foreign direct investments (FDI) with
EUR 731 billion in inward FDI stocks in 2016.
official Bundesbank (German Central Bank) statistics for 2015,
some 59 percent of all FDI stocks in Germany originate from
within the EU; with a further eight percent derived from
the remaining European non-EU countries.
Investments from outside the EU continue to grow. North America accounts for
19 percent of FDI stock, while Asia holds a 12 percent share.