Dominican Republic performs best in direct foreign investment
The Dominican Republic outperformed other Caribbean countries in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2016. The country reported US$2.4 billion in FDI in 2016 compared to US$2.2 billion in 2015. This is approximately a 10% increase at a time when overall FDI for the region declined.
The numbers are presented in the UNCTAD World Investment Report 2017 that presents trends and prospects at global, regional and national levels. The report also looked into internationalization patterns of digital multinational enterprises and the effect of digitalization on global companies across all industries.
The main foreign investment in the Latin American and Caribbean region came from the United States, Spain, Holland, Luxembourg, Canada, United Kingdom, Chile, Germany, Japan and Mexico.