Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines jumped 98.9% yoy to USD 0.9 billion in October 2021, the 5th straight month of growth, amid a further economic recovery. The increase was due to the 78.5% growth yoy in non-residents’ net investments in debt instruments to USD 637 million. Also, non-residents’ net investments in equity capital increased to USD 141 million from USD 1 million. The notable expansion was due to the improvement in equity capital placements by 80% to USD 154 million, and the decline in equity capital withdrawals by 84.1 percent to USD 13 million. The bulk of the equity capital placements during the period came from Japan, the US, and Singapore. Capital infusions were directed mainly to manufacturing, electricity, gas, steam, and air-conditioning, and real estate industries. Considering the first ten months of the year, FDI net inflows surged 48.1% yoy to USD 8.1 billion. source: Bangko Sentral NG Pilipinas

Foreign Direct Investment in Philippines averaged 404.65 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 January of 2022.

Foreign Direct Investment in Philippines is expected to be 550.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. 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


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-12-10 03:50 AM Sep $0.7B $0.8B
2022-01-10 09:30 AM Oct $0.9B $0.7B
2022-02-10 02:30 AM Nov $0.9B


Related Last Previous Unit Reference
Current Account -600.50 33.25 USD Million Sep/21
Current Account to GDP 3.60 -0.90 percent of GDP Dec/20
External Debt 98488.01 83617.93 USD Million Dec/20
Capital Flows 4.71 7.92 USD Million Sep/21
Remittances 2502000.00 2812044.00 USD Thousand Nov/21
Foreign Direct Investment 855.00 660.00 USD Million Oct/21

News Stream
FDI Into the Philippines Surges 98.9% in October
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines jumped 98.9% yoy to USD 0.9 billion in October 2021, the 5th straight month of growth, amid a further economic recovery. The increase was due to the 78.5% growth yoy in non-residents’ net investments in debt instruments to USD 637 million. Also, non-residents’ net investments in equity capital increased to USD 141 million from USD 1 million. The notable expansion was due to the improvement in equity capital placements by 80% to USD 154 million, and the decline in equity capital withdrawals by 84.1 percent to USD 13 million. The bulk of the equity capital placements during the period came from Japan, the US, and Singapore. Capital infusions were directed mainly to manufacturing, electricity, gas, steam, and air-conditioning, and real estate industries. Considering the first ten months of the year, FDI net inflows surged 48.1% yoy to USD 8.1 billion.
2022-01-10
FDI Into the Philippines Surges 30.4% YoY in September
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines jumped 30.4% yoy to USD 0.7 billion in September 2021, the 4th straight month of growth, amid a further economic recovery. The increase was due to the 60.2% growth yoy in investments in debt instruments to USD 538 million. Also, reinvestment of earnings rose by 25.2% to USD 89 million. Meanwhile, non-residents’ net investments in equity capital plunged 67.4% to USD 32 million. This was due to the decline in equity capital placements by 22.3% to USD 88 million, coupled with the expansion in equity capital withdrawals by 269.8% to USD 56 million. The bulk of the equity capital placements during the period came from Japan, the US, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Singapore. Capital infusions were directed mainly to manufacturing, real estate, professional, scientific and technical, and construction. Considering the first nine months of the year, FDI net inflows soared 43.9% yoy to USD 7.3 billion.
2021-12-10
FDI Into the Philippines Rises 19.8% YoY in August
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines grew 19.8% yoy to USD 0.8 billion in August 2021, the 3rd straight month of growth, amid a further economic recovery. The increase was due to the 38% growth yoy in investments in debt instruments to USD 636 million from USD 461 million. Meanwhile, reinvestment of earnings plunged 24.7% to USD 99 million from USD 132 million. Also, non-residents’ net investments in equity capital fell 9.7% to USD 77 million from USD 85 million a year earlier. This was due to the rise in equity capital withdrawals by 51.2% to USD 50 million, which more than offset the increase in equity capital placements by 7.3% to USD 126 million. The bulk of the equity capital placements during the period came from Japan, the Netherlands, and the US. Capital infusions were directed mainly to manufacturing, information and communication, and real estate industries. Considering the first eight months of the year, FDI net inflows surged 39.7% yoy to USD 6.4 billion.
2021-11-11