The level of FDI in Russia in 2012.

In Russia accepted that our country is not attractive for foreign direct investment (FDI) because the investment climate is poor, the government is not the one in the ranking of the business we have bad performance, scary silovki etc.

However, this article shows that the level of FDI in Russia is comparable to those in the economy of Germany and France (the size of the economies where the exchange rate of the ruble comparable with our economy).


 Foreign direct investment in the global economy in 2012 has decreased by 14% compared with the previous year, namely, to $ 1.4 trillion, it should be from the summary statistics OECD. The result is comparable with data for 2010 has, as well as 2005-2006. The volume of investments in the advanced economies fell by 21% — they had a total of $ 686 billion (48% of the total). Themselves OECD countries have invested 77% of world investment, or $ 1.1 trillion, up 15% from a year earlier. The world's top investor in the United States are co-financed by a quarter of foreign investments ($ 351 billion). This is followed by Japan (122 billion), Belgium ($ 85 billion) and the United Kingdom, Germany, China and France (over $ 50 billion).

Among the recipients of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the lead China — the volume of investments in the economy, despite the pronounced slowdown in growth for the year increased by 11% to reach $ 253 billion (18% of the world total). In other countries, the opposite situation was observed BRICS — Brazil entered the top three "members" of investment ($ 65 billion), however, and there figure fell compared to last year. In Russia, the inflow of investments in 2012 amounted to $ 31.3 billion, which is also lower than in 2011 (see chart), but comparable with those for 2010 ($ 31.7 billion). According to the EU countries there are contradictory dynamics — the amount of investment to France for the year grew 52% to $ 62 billion, despite an increase in capital gains tax (however, the government has already announced a reverse reduction of the tax burden on the private sector of the country). In Germany, at the same time, the volume of FDI for the year fell sharply — by 87%, to $ 6 billion (lower than in 2008). In a similar move the OECD explains investaktivnosti reduction and an early repayment of corporate foreign borrowing dolga.Mezhdu topics among the leaders in terms of incoming FDI is listed as Luxembourg ($ 58.5 billion). The influx of investment in the country exceeds the annual GDP, even according to the "purified" from investments in special purpose entities (Special Purpose Entities, legal analog-day firms). Excluding clearing a figure would be $ 151.4 billion, which, however, more than half the value in 2011 ($ 382.7 billion), even more pronounced reduction in the flow of funds to the SPE was observed in the Netherlands (from $ 268.7 to $ 49.3 billion). Nevertheless, the accumulated investment in both countries are still higher than those for the United States and China. Thus, the total investment companies at the end of 2012 in Luxembourg amounted to $ 2.3 trillion, outward investment exceeded $ 2.5 trillion., The Netherlands $ 3.5 trillion and 4.4 trillion, respectively.

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