World volume of direct foreign investments fell by 18% in 2017

Foreign direct investment in the world fell by 18% in 2017 and amounted to 1 trillion 411 billion dollars due to lower restructuring companies, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said. The indicator fell to 1.8% of world GDP from 2.3% of GDP in 2016. In the fourth quarter of 2017, foreign direct investment amounted to $280 billion, which is the minimum volume since 2013. Funds receipts to OECD countries fell by 37%, to G20 states - by 33%. The main source of direct foreign investment in 2017 was the United States. They are followed by Japan, Great Britain, Germany and Canada. The main recipients of investments were the US, China, Brazil, the Netherlands and France.

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