Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines surged 41.5 percent year-on-year to 12-month high of USD 961 million in January 2021, reflecting investors’ optimism at the start of the year due to the gradual reopening of the economy, easing of lockdown measures, and positive news about the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. The increase in FDI was supported mainly by a 116 percent expansion in non-residents’ net investment in debt instruments to USD 535 million from USD 248 million in the same month last year. Meanwhile, net equity capital investments rose marginally by 0.5 percent to USD 351 million. Bulk of the equity capital placements during the period came from Singapore, Japan and the Netherlands. Capital infusions were directed mainly to manufacturing, financial and insurance industries, and professional, scientific, and technical industries. source: Bangko Sentral NG Pilipinas

Foreign Direct Investment in Philippines averaged 394.78 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 May of 2021.

Foreign Direct Investment in Philippines is expected to be 600.00 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 1000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Philippines Foreign Direct Investment is projected to trend around 1000.00 USD Million in 2022 and 1200.00 USD Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Philippines Foreign Direct Investment

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1000.00 509.00 2256.00 -396.00 2005 - 2021 USD Million Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-10 06:15 AM Oct $0.4B $0.5B $0.5B
2021-02-11 01:50 AM Nov $0.5B $0.4B $0.6B
2021-03-11 02:30 AM Dec $0.5B $0.5B $0.5B
2021-04-12 03:40 AM Jan $1B $0.5B $0.6B
2021-06-17 08:00 AM Feb $1B
2021-06-23 08:00 AM Mar
2021-07-23 08:00 AM Apr
2021-09-04 08:00 AM May


News Stream
FDI Into the Philippines Jumps to 12-Month High
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines surged 41.5 percent year-on-year to 12-month high of USD 961 million in January 2021, reflecting investors’ optimism at the start of the year due to the gradual reopening of the economy, easing of lockdown measures, and positive news about the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines. The increase in FDI was supported mainly by a 116 percent expansion in non-residents’ net investment in debt instruments to USD 535 million from USD 248 million in the same month last year. Meanwhile, net equity capital investments rose marginally by 0.5 percent to USD 351 million. Bulk of the equity capital placements during the period came from Singapore, Japan and the Netherlands. Capital infusions were directed mainly to manufacturing, financial and insurance industries, and professional, scientific, and technical industries.
2021-04-12
FDI into to the Philippines Plunges 62.6% in December
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines slumped 62.6 percent year-on-year to USD 509 million in December 2020, due mainly to base effects given significantly large inflows from net investments in equity capital and debt instruments in December 2019. Meanwhile, net equity capital investments tumbled by 89.8 percent to USD 78 million. Considering 2020 full year, FDI net inflows plunged 24.6 percent to USD 6.5 billion from a year earlier, due to the disruptive impact of the pandemic on global supply chains and the weak business outlook that adversely affected investor decisions in 2020. Also, net equity capital investments tumbled by 35.7 percent to USD 1.5 billion. Bulk of the equity capital placements during the period came from Japan, the Netherlands, the United States, and Singapore. Capital infusions were directed mainly to manufacturing, real estate, and financial and insurance industries.
2021-03-11
FDI into the Philippines Shrinks at Softer Pace
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines was at USD 537 million in November 2020, a contraction of 16.5 percent from the US$643 million net inflows registered in the same month a year earlier. The decline was softer than a 24.5 percent slump in October, amid news of positive developments in COVID-19 vaccines. Meanwhile, net equity capital investments tumbled by 57.3 percent. Considering the first eleven months of the year, FDI net inflows dropped 10.8 percent to USD 5.8 billion, compared to the same period of 2019, while net equity capital investments jumped by 48.6 percent. Equity capital placements during the period originated mainly from Japan, the Netherlands, the US, and Singapore. These were invested primarily in manufacturing, real estate, and financial and insurance industries.
2021-02-11
FDI into the Philippines Smallest in 6 Months
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines tumbled by 24.5 percent year-on-year to a six-month low of USD 423 million in October 2020, due to the resurgence of COVID-19 cases in the US, Japan and some European countries. Meanwhile, net equity capital investments slumped by 98.2 percent. Considering the first ten months of the year, FDI net inflows declined 10.2 percent, compared to the same period of 2019, while net equity capital investments rose by 6.4 percent, amid the uncertainties surrounding the effect of a prolonged pandemic on the global economy. Equity capital placements during the period originated mainly from Japan, the Netherlands, the US, and Singapore. These were invested primarily in manufacturing, real estate, and financial and insurance industries.
2021-01-10