FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT

  • It is about controlling of ownership in a business enterprise in one country by an entity based in another country.
  • The investment may be either “inorganically” by buying a company in that country or “organically” by expanding existing business in that country.

CUMULATIVE FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT IN INDIA

  • TOTAL FDI INFLOWS (from April, 2000 to April, 2015):
1. CUMULATIVE AMOUNT OF FDI INFLOWS (Equity inflows + ‘Re-invested earnings’ +‘Other capital’)      – US$ 373,163 Million
2. CUMULATIVE AMOUNT OF FDI EQUITY INFLOWS (excluding, amount remitted through RBI’s NRI Schemes) Rs. 1,255,624 crore US$ 252,116 Million
  • FDI INFLOWS DURING FINANCIAL YEAR 2015-16 (for April, 2015):
1. CUMULATIVE AMOUNT OF FDI INFLOWS (Equity inflows + ‘Re-invested earnings’ +‘Other capital’)      – US$ 4,724 Million
2. CUMULATIVE AMOUNT OF FDI EQUITY INFLOWS (excluding, amount remitted through RBI’s NRI Schemes) Rs. 22,620 crore US$ 3,605Million

SHARE OF TOP INVESTING COUNTRIES FDI

Country 2013-14

(April-March)

2014-15

(April- March)

2015-16 (for April, 2015) Cumulative Inflows (April ’00 – April ‘15) %age to total Inflows (in terms of US $)
MAURITIUS 29,360 55,172 5,690 431,347 35 %
SINGAPORE 35,625 41,350 7,136 174,293 13 %
U.K. 20,426 8,769 217 109,871 9 %
JAPAN 10,550 12,752 717 94,113 7 %
NETHERLAND 13,920 20,960 2,348 79,606 6 %
U.S.A. 4,807 11,150 2,460 69,340 6%
CYPRUS 3,401 3,634 115 39,478 3 %
GERMANY 6,093 6,904 2,191 40,701 3 %
FRANCE 1,842 3,881 339 22,927 2 %
UAE 1,562 2,251 123 15,242 1%

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