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Foreigh investment

As a result of 2018-3 foreign investors invested 3,6 bln USD of foreign investment in real sector of the economy (excluding banks) of the Republic of Belarus, including foreign direct investment (FDI) – 3 bln USD (84% of total value), portfolio investment – 0,0004 bln USD, institutional investment – 0,6 bln USD.

Foreign direct investment on a net basis (excluding debt to direct investors for goods, works, services)

Foreign direct investment on a net basis (excluding debt to direct investors for goods, works, services) (hereinafter – FDI on a net basis) amounted to 1,3 bln USD.

TOP-10 donor countries FDI on a net basis: Russia (44,2% of total FDI on a net basis, excluding banking sector, property sale & taxes), Cyprus (20,3%), Germany (5,4%), United Arab Emirates (2,6%), Latvia (2,4%), USA (2,3%), China (2,2%), United Kingdom (2,1%), Austria (2%), the Netherlands (1,9%).  

Sectoral composition of FDI on a net basis

  •           industry (29%);
  •           financial and insurance activities (23%);
  •           transport (20,1%);
  •           wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles (9,4%);
  •           communications (6%);
  •           сonstruction (3,9%);
  •           real estate operations (3,3%);
  •           professional, scientific and technical activities (1,6%);
  •           agriculture (1,2%);
  •           others (2,5%).

FDI inflows is mostly concentrated in Minsk region – 0,8 bln USD (or 65% of total region’s FDI).