News and Updates

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Net Inflows grew by 48.3% in April 2022

#InTheKnow: Net inflows of foreign direct investment (FDI) to the country grew by 48.3 percent to US$989 million in April 2022 from the US$667 million net inflows in the same period last year. This positive development brought the FDI net inflows for the first four months of the year to US$3.4 billion, higher by 12.1 percent than the US$3.1 billion net inflows in January-April 2021. Cumulative FDI net inflows rose due mainly to the increase in non-residents’ net investments in debt instruments. Meanwhile, net equity placements (other than reinvestment of earnings) declined during the period. 

In April 2022, net inflows of FDI rose following the increases recorded across all components, led by non-residents’ net investments in debt instruments. Equity capital placements also expanded, which were mostly investments from Malaysia, the United States, and Japan. These were channeled primarily to the 1) construction; 2) real estate; 3) professional, scientific, and technical; and 4) manufacturing industries.