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FDI Data

Foreign Direct Investments flows (FDI) to Lebanon jumped by 9% in 2016 compared to 2015 reaching a value of 2.56 USD Billion, reversing the trend of the previous year and overall FDI flows to the region, again highlighting the confidence of investors in Lebanon’s economy.

 

FDI INFLOWS TO LEBANON (USD billion |2008- 2016)

FDI INFLOWS TO LEBANON (USD billion |2008- 2016)

Source: UNCTAD World Investment Report 2017

 

Indeed the whole West Asia region which Lebanon belongs to, registered a slump in FDI fuelled by weak oil prices, fiscal restructuring and political uncertainty. More specifically, FDI flows to the region registered a 2% decline to reach USD 28 billion but appeared to stabilize after eight consecutive years of decline. 

 

FDI INFLOWS TO THE MENA REGION (USD Billion l 2016)

FDI INFLOWS TO THE MENA REGION (USD BILLION l 2016)

*Latest Available Figures

Source: UNCTAD World Investment Report 2017

 

In relative terms, when accounting for a country’s size and GDP relative to FDI inflows, Lebanon stands out as the top performer in the region with FDI inflows accounting for 4.94% of GDP.

 

FDI INFLOWS TO THE MENA REGION AS A % OF GDP (% share|2016)

FDI INFLOWS TO THE MENA REGION AS A % OF GDP (%SHARE|2016)

Source: UNCTAD World Investment Report 2017

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IDAL FDI MONITOR Q2 2017
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