Flow of Foreign Direct Investments India -FDI inflows in the country

The dashboard on 'Flow of Foreign Direct Investments from top 50 countries into India 2014-20'. The investment climate in India has improved considerably since the opening up of the economy in 1991

Jan 17, 2021 - 06:58
Flow of Foreign Direct Investments India -FDI inflows in the country
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This is largely attributed to ease in FDI norms across sectors of the economy. India, today is a part of top 100 club on Ease of Doing Business (EoDB). FDI inflows in India stood at $45.15 bn in 2014-15 and have consistently increased since then. Moreover, total FDI inflow grew by 55%, i.e. from US$ 231.37 bn in 2008-14 to $358.29 bn in 2014-20 and FDI equity inflow also increased by 57% from $160.46 billion during 2008-14 to $252.42 bn (2014-20).

FDI inflows in India increased to $55.56 bn in 2015-16, $60.22 billion in 2016-17, $60.97 bn in 2017-18 and the country registered its highest ever FDI inflow of $62.00 bn (provisional figure) during the last Financial Year 2018-19. Moreover, India has attracted more than $74 bn investments across sectors during 2019-20.

Total FDI inflows in the country in the last 20 years (April 2000- June 2020) are $693.3 bn while the total FDI inflows received in the last 5 years (April 2014- September 2019) was $319 bn which amounts to nearly 50% of total FDI inflow in last 20 years.

During FY 2020-21, total FDI inflow of $35.73 bn is received which is the highest ever for the first five months of a financial year and 13% higher as compared to the first five months of 2019-20 ($31.60 bn) and FDI equity inflow received during FY 2020-21 is US$ 27.10 bn which is also the highest ever for first 5 months of a financial year and 16% more compared to first five months of 2019-20 ($23.35 bn).

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