Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines grew by 12.1 percent to USD 657 million in January 2020 from USD 586 million a year earlier, before the imposition of restrictions measures in the country due to COVID-19. Net equity capital investments jumped 100.5 percent year-on-year to USD 373 million, as equity capital placements came largely from the Netherlands and Singapore. These were invested mostly in manufacturing and real-estate industries. Meantime, net investments in debt instruments issued by local affiliates fell by 57.9 percent to USD 233 million and reinvestment of earnings declined by 5.1 percent to USD 72 million.

Foreign Direct Investment in Philippines averaged 379.06 USD Million from 2005 until 2019, 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 May of 2020. source: Bangko Sentral NG Pilipinas

Foreign Direct Investment in Philippines is expected to be 840.00 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 1050.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Philippines Foreign Direct Investment is projected to trend around 1200.00 USD Million in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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Philippines Foreign Direct Investment

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
657.00 1153.00 2256.00 -396.00 2005 - 2020 USD Million Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-01-10 09:30 AM Oct $0.67B $0.57B $0.61B
2020-02-10 10:00 AM Nov $0.62B $0.67B $0.55B
2020-03-10 08:30 AM Dec $1.2B $0.62B $0.77B
2020-05-27 05:45 AM Jan $0.7B $1.2B $0.60B
2020-06-10 08:30 AM Mar $ 0.8B
2020-06-10 08:30 AM Feb $0.7B $0.58B
2020-07-10 08:30 AM Apr
2020-08-10 08:30 AM May


News Stream
FDI Into Philippines Rises 12.1% YoY in January
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines grew by 12.1 percent to USD 657 million in January 2020 from USD 586 million a year earlier, before the imposition of restrictions measures in the country due to COVID-19. Net equity capital investments jumped 100.5 percent year-on-year to USD 373 million, as equity capital placements came largely from the Netherlands and Singapore. These were invested mostly in manufacturing and real-estate industries. Meantime, net investments in debt instruments issued by local affiliates fell by 57.9 percent to USD 233 million and reinvestment of earnings declined by 5.1 percent to USD 72 million.
2020-05-27
Philippines FDI Largest in 19 Months
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines grew by 69 percent to USD 1,153 million in December of 2019 from USD 683 million a year earlier, the largest amount since May of 2018. Net equity capital investments jumped 240.2 percent year-on-year to USD 670 million, as equity capital placements came mostly from Singapore, the Netherlands, Japan, and the United States; being channelled mainly to electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply; and financial and insurance activities. Meantime, reinvestment of earnings increased by 17.2 percent to USD 71 million from USD 61 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. For full year 2019, net FDI inflows totalled USD 7.6 billion, down 23.1 percent from USD 9.9 billion a year earlier.
2020-03-10
FDI into the Philippines Rises 14.6% YoY in November
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines grew by 14.6 percent to USD 623 million in November of 2019 from USD 543 million a year earlier. Net equity capital investments jumped by 12.9 percent to USD 243 million, as equity capital placements came mostly the United States, Thailand, Japan and South Korea; being channeled mainly to the financial and insurance and real estate industries. Also, net investments in debt instruments rose to USD 380 million from USD 341 million in November of 2018 while reinvestment of earnings increased by 35.1 percent to USD 88 million during the period. Year-to-date, net FDI inflows totaled USD 6.4 billion, down 29.9 percent from USD 9.2 billion a year earlier.
2020-02-10
Philippines FDI Largest in 6 Months
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines grew by 33.7 percent to USD 672 million in October of 2019 from USD 502 million a year earlier, the largest amount since April last year. Meanwhile, net equity capital investments dropped 40.8 percent year-on-year to USD 58 million, as equity capital placements came mostly the United States, South Korea, and Japan; being channeled mainly real estate, financial and insurance and manufacturing industries. Meantime, reinvestment of earnings increased by 12.7 percent to USD 79 million from USD 71 million in the corresponding month of the previous year. Year-to-date, net FDI inflows totaled USD 5.8 billion, down 32.8 percent from USD 8.6 billion a year earlier.
2020-01-10