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Korean Foreign Direct Investment, Q2 2019

  • DivisionInternational Economic Affairs Bureau - International Economic Cooperation Division
  • DateSeptember 27, 2019
  • Tel0442157630

Korean FDI Rises 13.3 percent in Q2 2019

 

 

Korean foreign direct investment rose 13.3 percent, from US $13.25 billion to US $15.01 billion, in the second quarter of 2019 compared to a year ago, and 6.3 percent from US $14.11 billion in the previous quarter.

 

Korean FDI, Q2 2019

(US$ billion, %)

FDI

2018

2019

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q1

Q2

Change (%)

Amount Invested

9.74

13.25

13.56

13.23

14.11

15.01

q-o-q

y-o-y

6.3

13.3

 

 

By industry, Korean FDI focused on manufacturing (38.3%), finance & insurance (34.8%), real estate & renting (9.2%), mining (5.0%) and electricity & gas supply (2.7%).

 

FDI by Industry, Q2 2019

          (US$ billion, %)

 

Q2 2018

Q2 2019

Change (y-o-y, %)

Manufacturing

5.03

5.75

14.3

Finance & insurance

3.86

5.22

35.2

Real estate & renting

1.41

1.38

-2.1

Mining

0.62

0.75

21.0

Electricity & gas supply

0.29

0.41

41.4

 

 

By region, FDI concentrated on Asia (36.6%), North America (22.9%), Latin America (18.0%) and Europe (17.7%).

FDI by Region, Q2 2019

      (US$ billion, %)

 

Q2 2018

Q2 2019

Change (y-o-y, %)

Asia

4.30

5.50

27.9

North America

2.86

3.44

19.9

Latin America

3.79

2.70

-28.8

Europe

2.09

2.66

27.3

Africa

0.01

0.43

2050.0

Middle East

0.06

0.21

25.0

Oceania

0.13

0.14

7.7

 

 

By country, the top five destinations for Korean FDI were the US (21.3%), the Cayman Islands (16.1%), China (13.9%), Hong Kong (7.4%) and Singapore (5.2%).

 

FDI by Country, Q2 2019

 (US$ billion, %)

 

Q2 2018

Q2 2019

Change (y-o-y, %)

US

2.76

3.20

14.7

Cayman Islands

3.25

2.41

-25.8

China

0.93

2.08

123.7

Hong Kong

1.06

1.11

4.7

Singapore

0.16

0.78

387.5

 

 

 

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