Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines jumped by 35.2 percent year-on-year to a seven-month high of USD 797 million in July 2020, the third straight month of increase, on the back of investors' improving sentiment due in part to easing of containment measures, and some signs of gradual pick up in economic activity based on high-frequency indicators. Meanwhile, net equity capital investments declined by 19.6 percent. Considering the first seven months of the year, FDI net inflows were down 10.9 percent, compared to the same period of 2019, while net equity capital investments surged by 111.1 percent. Equity capital placements during the period originated mainly from Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the United States. These were invested primarily in manufacturing, real estate, financial and insurance, and administrative and support service industries.

Foreign Direct Investment in Philippines averaged 385.43 USD Million from 2005 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 2256 USD Million in April of 2016 and a record low of -396 USD Million in June of 2007. This page provides - Philippines Foreign Direct Investment- actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Philippines Foreign Direct Investment - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020. source: Bangko Sentral NG Pilipinas

Foreign Direct Investment in Philippines is expected to be 500.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Foreign Direct Investment in Philippines to stand at 1150.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Philippines Foreign Direct Investment is projected to trend around 1000.00 USD Million in 2021 and 1200.00 USD Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Philippines Foreign Direct Investment

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
797.00 481.00 2256.00 -396.00 2005 - 2020 USD Million Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-07-23 01:10 AM Apr $0.3B $0.5B $0.3B
2020-09-04 04:00 AM May $0.4B $0.3B $0.2B
2020-09-16 04:15 AM Jun $0.5B $0.4B $0.4B
2020-10-12 08:10 AM Jul $0.8B $0.5B $0.3B
2020-11-10 08:30 AM Aug $0.8B $0.4B
2020-12-10 08:30 AM Sep $0.5B


News Stream
FDI into the Philippines Rise for 3rd Month
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines jumped by 35.2 percent year-on-year to a seven-month high of USD 797 million in July 2020, the third straight month of increase, on the back of investors' improving sentiment due in part to easing of containment measures, and some signs of gradual pick up in economic activity based on high-frequency indicators. Meanwhile, net equity capital investments declined by 19.6 percent. Considering the first seven months of the year, FDI net inflows were down 10.9 percent, compared to the same period of 2019, while net equity capital investments surged by 111.1 percent. Equity capital placements during the period originated mainly from Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore, and the United States. These were invested primarily in manufacturing, real estate, financial and insurance, and administrative and support service industries.
2020-10-12
FDI Into the Philippines Rises for 2nd Month
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines increased 7.1 percent to a three-month high of USD 481 million in June of 2020 from USD 449 million a year earlier, the second straight month of increase, as the gradual reopening of advanced economies with investment interest in the Philippines, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, net equity capital investments jumped 497% to USD 173 million while net placements of equity capital surge 137.6% to USD 185 million. The main equity capital placements came from Japan, the Netherlands, Singapore and the US. These were invested mostly in manufacturing, real estate, financial and insurance and administrative and support service industries. Meanwhile, net investments in debt plunged 28.8% to USD 229 million and reinvestment of earnings dropped 19.4% to USD 80 million from USD 99 million in the same month a year ago. Considering the first six months of the year, FDI fell 18.3% to USD 3 billion.
2020-09-16
FDI Into the Philippines Rises for 1st Time in 4 Months
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines surged 42.4 percent to USD 399 million in May of 2020 from USD 280 million a year earlier, the first time increase in four months, as more countries implemented gradual easing of containment measures. In particular, net investments in debt instruments jumped 40.8 percent to USD 236 million and net placements of equity capital rose 8.1 percent to USD 80 million. The main equity capital placements came from the Netherlands, Japan and Singapore. These were invested mostly in manufacturing, real estate, and administrative and support service industries. Meanwhile, reinvestment of earnings plunged 23.7 percent to USD 85 million from USD 111 million in the same month a year ago. Considering the first five months of the year, FDI fell 25.6 percent to USD 2.4 billion.
2020-09-04
Philippines FDI Smallest in 11 Months
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines tumbled 67.9 percent to USD 311 million in April of 2020 from USD 971 million a year earlier, the smallest amount in 11 months, reflecting the continued weak global and domestic demand prospects prompting many investors to put on hold investment plans amid the unresolved COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, net investments in debt instruments slumped 73.2 percent to USD 233 million and net placements of equity capital plunged 68.3 percent to USD 47 million. The main equity capital placements came from Japan, the US, Singapore and Germany.These were invested mostly in manufacturing, wholesale and retail trade, and real estate industries. Reinvestment of earnings dropped 15.8 percent to USD 81 million from USD 96 million in the same month a year ago. Considering the first four months of the year, FDI declined 32.1 percent to USD 2 billion.
2020-07-23