Thailand Foreign Direct Investment 1970-2022

Foreign direct investment refers to direct investment equity flows in the reporting economy. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, and other capital. Direct investment is a category of cross-border investment associated with a resident in one economy having control or a significant degree of influence on the management of an enterprise that is resident in another economy. Ownership of 10 percent or more of the ordinary shares of voting stock is the criterion for determining the existence of a direct investment relationship. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Thailand foreign direct investment for 2020 was $-4.85B, a 201.15% decline from 2019.
  • Thailand foreign direct investment for 2019 was $4.79B, a 63.67% decline from 2018.
  • Thailand foreign direct investment for 2018 was $13.19B, a 59.16% increase from 2017.
  • Thailand foreign direct investment for 2017 was $8.29B, a 137.66% increase from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Inflows, US $
China $253.10B
Brazil $37.79B
Mexico $31.25B
Russia $9.48B
Turkey $7.83B
Colombia $7.46B
Kazakhstan $7.19B
Malaysia $4.31B
Bulgaria $3.62B
Romania $3.60B
Serbia $3.49B
South Africa $3.15B
Lebanon $2.86B
Dominican Republic $2.46B
Costa Rica $2.10B
Gabon $1.72B
Belarus $1.39B
Iran $1.34B
Guyana $1.19B
Turkmenistan $1.17B
Algeria $1.13B
Ecuador $1.10B
Albania $1.07B
Guatemala $1.00B
Venezuela $0.96B
Peru $0.73B
Jordan $0.72B
Equatorial Guinea $0.53B
Montenegro $0.53B
Azerbaijan $0.51B
Maldives $0.44B
Bosnia $0.41B
Jamaica $0.27B
Mauritius $0.25B
Fiji $0.24B
Grenada $0.15B
Paraguay $0.09B
Botswana $0.08B
Belize $0.08B
Armenia $0.05B
St. Lucia $0.04B
St. Vincent and the Grenadines $0.03B
Dominica $0.02B
North Macedonia $0.01B
Marshall Islands $0.01B
Samoa $0.00B
Tonga $0.00B
Suriname $0.00B
Tuvalu $0.00B
Namibia $-0.16B
Iraq $-3.15B
Thailand $-4.85B
Thailand Foreign Direct Investment - Historical Data
Year Inflows, US $ % of GDP
2020 $-4.85B -0.97%
2019 $4.79B 0.88%
2018 $13.19B 2.60%
2017 $8.29B 1.82%
2016 $3.49B 0.84%
2015 $8.93B 2.22%
2014 $4.98B 1.22%
2013 $15.94B 3.79%
2012 $12.90B 3.24%
2011 $2.47B 0.67%
2010 $14.75B 4.32%
2009 $6.41B 2.28%
2008 $8.56B 2.94%
2007 $8.63B 3.28%
2006 $8.92B 4.02%
2005 $8.22B 4.34%
2004 $5.86B 3.39%
2003 $5.23B 3.44%
2002 $3.34B 2.49%
2001 $5.07B 4.21%
2000 $3.37B 2.66%
1999 $6.10B 4.82%
1998 $7.31B 6.43%
1997 $3.89B 2.59%
1996 $2.34B 1.28%
1995 $2.07B 1.22%
1994 $1.37B 0.93%
1993 $1.80B 1.40%
1992 $2.11B 1.90%
1991 $2.01B 2.05%
1990 $2.44B 2.86%
1989 $1.78B 2.46%
1988 $1.11B 1.79%
1987 $0.35B 0.70%
1986 $0.26B 0.61%
1985 $0.16B 0.42%
1984 $0.40B 0.96%
1983 $0.35B 0.87%
1982 $0.19B 0.52%
1981 $0.29B 0.83%
1980 $0.19B 0.59%
1979 $0.06B 0.20%
1978 $0.06B 0.23%
1977 $0.11B 0.54%
1976 $0.08B 0.47%
1975 $0.09B 0.58%
1974 $0.19B 1.37%
1973 $0.08B 0.72%
1972 $0.07B 0.84%
1971 $0.04B 0.53%
1970 $0.04B 0.60%