Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines surged 60.4% year-on-year to a five-month high of USD 833 million in June 2021, amid further economic recovery. The increase in FDI mainly on account of infusion by foreign direct investors to their subsidiaries in the Philippines in the form of net investments in debt instruments, which rose year-on-year by 151.8 percent to USD 630 million. Meanwhile, non-residents’ net investments in equity capital plunged by 48.4% to USD 93 million in June 2021 from USD 180 million a year earlier. This was due to the downturn in equity capital placements by 38.2% to USD 192 million, while withdrawals grew by 112% to USD 26 million. Bulk of the equity capital placements during the period came from Japan, the US, and Singapore. Capital infusions were directed mainly to manufacturing, real estate, and financial and insurance industries. Considering the first half of the year, FDI net inflows jumped 40.7% from a year earlier to USD 4.3 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 September of 2021.

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

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
833.00 429.00 2256.00 -396.00 2005 - 2021 USD Million Monthly
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-06-10 03:15 AM Mar $0.8B $0.6B
2021-07-13 02:45 AM Apr $0.7B $0.8B
2021-08-11 01:45 AM May $0.4B $0.7B
2021-09-10 03:30 AM Jun $0.8B $0.4B
2021-10-12 08:00 AM Jul $0.8B
2021-11-11 08:00 AM Aug
2021-12-10 08:00 AM Sep


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FDI Into the Philippines Rises to 5-Month High
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines surged 60.4% year-on-year to a five-month high of USD 833 million in June 2021, amid further economic recovery. The increase in FDI mainly on account of infusion by foreign direct investors to their subsidiaries in the Philippines in the form of net investments in debt instruments, which rose year-on-year by 151.8 percent to USD 630 million. Meanwhile, non-residents’ net investments in equity capital plunged by 48.4% to USD 93 million in June 2021 from USD 180 million a year earlier. This was due to the downturn in equity capital placements by 38.2% to USD 192 million, while withdrawals grew by 112% to USD 26 million. Bulk of the equity capital placements during the period came from Japan, the US, and Singapore. Capital infusions were directed mainly to manufacturing, real estate, and financial and insurance industries. Considering the first half of the year, FDI net inflows jumped 40.7% from a year earlier to USD 4.3 billion.
2021-09-10
FDI into the Philippines Plunges 25.4% YoY in May
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines slumped 25.4% year-on-year to USD 429 million in May 2021, reflecting renewed investor concerns on the rising cases of the new variants of COVID-19 globally The decrease in FDI was dragged mainly by a 23.4% fall in non-residents’ net investment in debt instrument to USD 269 billion from USD 351 million in the same month last year. Meanwhile, non-residents’ net investments in equity capital plunged by 53.4% to USD 60 million in May 2021 from USD 130 million a year earlier. This developed as equity capital placements shrank by 42.6% to USD 82 million, while withdrawals grew by 70.2% to USD 21 million. Bulk of the equity capital placements during the period came from Japan, the US, and Malaysia Capital infusions were directed mainly to manufacturing, real estate, and financial and insurance industries. Considering the first five months of the year, FDI net inflows jumped 37.8% from a year earlier to USD 3.5 billion.
2021-08-11
FDI Into the Philippines Surges 114.4% in April
Net foreign direct investment into the Philippines soared 114.4% year-on-year to USD 679 million in April 2021, on the back of positive foreign investor sentiment on the country’s macroeconomic fundamentals and strong growth prospects. The increase in FDI was driven mainly by a 121.2% surge in non-residents’ net investment in debt instrument to USD 500 billion from USD 226 million in the same month last year. Meanwhile, non-residents’ net investments in equity capital rose by 310.3% to USD 97 million in April 2021 from USD 3 million a year earlier. This developed as equity capital placements expanded by 131.0% to USD 108 million, while withdrawals declined by 75.1% to USD 11 million. Bulk of the equity capital placements during the period came from Singapore, Japan, and the US. Capital infusions were directed mainly to manufacturing and real estate industries. Considering the first four months of the year, FDI net inflows surged 56.3% from a year earlier to USD 3.1 billion.
2021-07-13
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