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FDI equity inflows to India FY 2020 by leading investing country

In financial year 2020, Singapore had the highest FDI equity inflow to India, which was valued at over 1036 billion Indian rupees, followed by Mauritius valued at over 577 billion Indian rupees. Singapore was the leading source of foreign direct investment into India for the past two consecutive financial years, accounting for roughly 30 percent of total FDI inflows in fiscal year 2020.

Most sought after FDI sectors

According to the Department of Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade, higher equity inflows could be attributed to the government’s efforts in improving ease of doing business along with relaxed FDI norms. In fiscal year 2020, the service sector received the highest FDI equity inflow which comprised of 17 percent of the total FDI equity inflows into the country. This was followed by the computer software and hardware sector , while the telecommunications and trading sector’s share ranked third and fourth respectively.

How does FDI contribute to economic development?

The total FDI equity inflow to India in fiscal year 2020 was roughly 50 billion U.S. dollars. FDI inflows play a significant role in contributing towards the development of the Indian economy. Higher FDI inflows are directly correlated with higher employment in the country. This improves productivity including the quality of processes and supply chains towards achieving global quality standards.

Foreign direct investment equity inflows to India in financial year 2020, by leading investing country

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Release date

May 2020



Survey time period

FY 2020

Supplementary notes

Figures are provisional.

India's financial year starts in April and ends in March. For example, FY 2018 started in April 2017 and ended in March 2018.
One Indian rupee is equal to 0.012 euros and 0.013 dollars (as of July 2020).

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