Foreign Direct Investment in Estonia increased by 16.60 EUR Million in the second quarter of 2019. Foreign Direct Investment in Estonia averaged 207.57 EUR Million from 1993 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 1745.20 EUR Million in the first quarter of 2019 and a record low of -437.50 EUR Million in the second quarter of 2015.
Estonia Foreign Direct Investment - Net Inflows
Estonia is among the leading countries in the Eastern and Central Europe regarding foreign direct investments per capita. Initially a large part of the investments were made through privatisation but gradually the emphasis shifted on investments into other enterprises and establishing new companies. Sweden occupies the first place (33 percent of the direct investments) through the ownership of Estonia's largest banks. In addition, investments are made in telecommunications and numerous other projects. Finland holds the second place among the investors (24 percent), with investments going into banking as well as into other areas such as trade and industry. The remaining foreign investments are distributed between other EU countries (Norway, the UK, Germany, Cyprus, the Netherlands, Luxembourg) and the USA.