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 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. source: Bangko Sentral NG Pilipinas

Foreign Direct Investment in Philippines averaged 387.02 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 February of 2021.

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
537.00 423.00 2256.00 -396.00 2005 - 2020 USD Million Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-11-11 03:40 AM Aug $0.6B $0.8B $0.4B
2020-12-11 02:30 AM Sep $0.5B $0.6B $0.5B
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
2021-03-10 08:00 AM Dec $0.5B $0.5B
2021-05-27 08:00 AM Jan
2021-06-17 08:00 AM Feb
2021-06-23 08:00 AM Mar


News Stream
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
FDI Into the Philippines Falls for 1st Time in 5 Months
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines slumped by 12.3 percent year-on-year to USD 523 million in September 2020, the first decrease in net foreign direct investment since April, due to an imposing two-week Modified Enhanced Community Quarantine in Metro Manila and surrounding areas in the first half of August may have dampened investor sentiment on prospects of the economy’s re-opening. Meanwhile, net equity capital investments rose by 2.5 percent. Considering the first three quarters of the year, FDI net inflows were down 8.6 percent, compared to the same period of 2019, while net equity capital investments jumped by 85.2 percent, helped ease the decline in the cumulative FDI net inflows. 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.
2020-12-11
FDI into the Philippines Jumps 46.9% in August
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines surged by 46.9 percent year-on-year to USD 637 million in August 2020, the fourth straight month of increase, owing to investors’ renewed confidence as the national government’s fiscal stimulus and central bank’s accommodative monetary policy stance to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 pandemic gained traction along with the easing of quarantine measures in the country. Meanwhile, net equity capital investments jumped by 32.9 percent. Considering the first eight months of the year, FDI net inflows were down 5.6 percent, compared to the same period of 2019, while net equity capital investments rose by 8.1 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, financial and insurance, administrative and support service industries, and wholesale and retail trade industries.
2020-11-11