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Data Story : “Investment Trends Monitor” Report

  • Published
    19th Feb, 2022

According to the recent Investment Trends Monitor Report issued by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), global Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows increased by 77 percent to an estimated USD 1.65 trillion in 2021, from USD 929 billion in 2020.

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows to India fell by 26 percent in 2021, compared to 2020. In 2020, FDI to India was recorded at USD 64 billion. This was 27 percent more compared to USD 51 billion in FDI in 2019.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD):

  • Establishment: UNCTAD is a permanent intergovernmental body established in 1964.
  • Headquarter: It is a permanent intergovernmental body headquartered at Geneva in Switzerland.
  • Objective: It promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy.

This data story presents the picture of FDI inflows in India and the global FDI flows as observed in UNCTAD’s Investment Trends Monitor report.

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