Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines surged 139.5% year-on-year to USD 808 million in March 2021, amid the government efforts to accelerate the vaccination program. The increase in FDI was driven mainly by a 744% jump in non-residents’ net investment in debt instrument to USD 380 million from USD 45 million in the same month last year. Meanwhile, non-residents’ net investments in equity capital rose by 52.8% to USD 349 million in March 2021 from USD 229 million a year earlier. This developed as equity capital placements expanded by 35.9% to USD 377 million, while withdrawals declined by 42.6% to USD 28 million. Bulk of the equity capital placements during the period came from Singapore, Japan, and the US. Capital infusions were directed mainly to manufacturing industries, and electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning . Considering the first three months of the year, FDI net inflows soared 45.1% from a year earlier to USD 2.4 billion. source: Bangko Sentral NG Pilipinas

Foreign Direct Investment in Philippines averaged 401.05 USD Million from 2005 until 2021, 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 June of 2021.

Foreign Direct Investment in Philippines is expected to be 900.00 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
800.00 608.00 2256.00 -396.00 2005 - 2021 USD Million Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
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
2021-05-12 02:30 AM Feb $0.6B $1B
2021-06-10 03:15 AM Mar $0.8B $0.6B
2021-07-23 08:00 AM Apr $0.8B
2021-09-04 08:00 AM May
2021-09-16 08:00 AM Jun
2021-10-12 08:00 AM Jul


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FDI Into the Philippines Jumps 139.5% in March
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines surged 139.5% year-on-year to USD 808 million in March 2021, amid the government efforts to accelerate the vaccination program. The increase in FDI was driven mainly by a 744% jump in non-residents’ net investment in debt instrument to USD 380 million from USD 45 million in the same month last year. Meanwhile, non-residents’ net investments in equity capital rose by 52.8% to USD 349 million in March 2021 from USD 229 million a year earlier. This developed as equity capital placements expanded by 35.9% to USD 377 million, while withdrawals declined by 42.6% to USD 28 million. Bulk of the equity capital placements during the period came from Singapore, Japan, and the US. Capital infusions were directed mainly to manufacturing industries, and electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning . Considering the first three months of the year, FDI net inflows soared 45.1% from a year earlier to USD 2.4 billion.
2021-06-10
FDI Into the Philippines Drops 2.2% in February
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines fell 2.2 percent year-on-year to USD 608 million in February 2021, amid a local lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The decrease in FDI was dragged mainly by a 88.3 percent drop in non-residents’ net investment in equity capital to USD 20 million from USD 175 million in the same month last year, as equity capital placements fell by 62.1 percent to USD 89 million from USD 236 million, and withdrawals rose by 13.6 percent to USD 69 million from USD 61 million. Bulk of the equity capital placements during the period came from the US, Singapore, Japan, Malaysia, and the Netherlands. Capital infusions were directed mainly to manufacturing, real estate, wholesale and retail trade, financial and insurance industries, and electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning supply industries. Considering the first two months of the year, FDI net inflows jumped 20.6 percent from a year earlier to USD 1.6 billion.
2021-05-12
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