Amount of FDI inflow for all sectors in India 2012-2018

In financial year 2017, the foreign direct investment inflows for all sectors in India was around 43 billion U.S. dollars. FDIs are an important driver of a country’s economy since they boost the job market, technical knowledge base and provide non-debt financial resources. In the case of a developing country like India, foreign investors find the lower job wages and government tax exemptions in FDI a lucrative offer for investments in the country.

FDI in India

  The Indian government has been actively working towards reaching its goal of 100 billion U.S. dollars' worth of FDI inflows by 2020 through various policy and financial reforms in the investment processes. This seems to be working in India’s favor since the share of FDIs to the country grew by over eight percent in 2017. According to a UN report in 2019, India was ranked among the top 20 host economies for FDI inflows in the financial year 2018. The global FDI inflows for fiscal year 2018 aggregated to over one trillion U.S. dollars, out of which about five hundred billion dollars were from the developing Asian region, including India.

Leading FDI investors and sectors in the Indian market

Singapore was the leading investor in the country with FDI equity investments amounting to over one trillion Indian rupees in the financial year 2019, followed by Mauritius at about 571 billion, and Netherlands at 270 billion rupees. The services sector constituted the largest part in foreign direct investment equity inflows, with an overall amount of close to 460 billion Indian rupees for fiscal year 2019, followed by computer software and hardware, and the service sector.
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Amount of foreign direct investment inflows for all sectors in India from FY 2012 to FY 2018
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Foreign direct investments in billion U.S dollars
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