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Mexico makes global top 10 list of countries with high Foreign Direct Investment

Cancun, Q.R. — Mexico was one of the 10 countries with the highest reception of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows in 2021. According to statistics from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), last year, Mexico received $32 billion USD in FDI, an increase of 14 percent over 2020.

Mexico was in ninth position ahead of Germany who received $31 billion in FDI during 2021, however, last year, the United States was the main destination for Foreign Direct Investments worldwide with $382 billion followed by China, Canada, Brazil and India.

Despite the recovery, FDI figures in Mexico have not yet exceeded pre-pandemic levels of $34.4 billion.

“While new investment activity was generally strong in 2021, the outlook for 2022 remains uncertain due to the war that Russia is waging in Ukraine. Investment in new facilities in emerging and developing economies remains weak,” the OCED reported.