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Korean Foreign Direct Investment, Q1 2022

  • DivisionInternational Economic Affairs Bureau - International Economic Policy Division
  • DateJune 17, 2022
  • Tel+82 44 215 7610

Korean Foreign Direct Investment, Q1 2022

 

Korean FDI Posts US $25.40 Billion in Q1 2022

 


 

Korean FDI amounted to US $25.40 billion in Q1 2022, rising by 123.9 percent compared with a year ago. Korean FDI net outflows were US $21.50 billion, up 202.4 percent from the same period of the previous year.

 

In the first quarter of 2022, Korean FDI largely increased from the same period of the previous two years in 2020 and 2021 due to decreasing uncertainty ushered by the pandemic slowdown, and the base effects. 

 

Korean FDI, Q1 2022

 

(US $billion, %, y-o-y)

Korean FDI

2020

2021

2022

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q1

Amount invested (A)

14.74

13.09

10.79

18.68

11.34

16.99

17.35

30.76

25.40

Change (%)

-2.9

-23.6

-29.2

6.5

-23.0

29.8

60.8

64.7

123.9

Amount flowed back (B)

3.15

4.86

2.53

4.33

4.23

4.47

4.52

4.38

3.90

Net amount invested (A-B)

11.59

8.23

8.26

14.34

7.11

12.53

12.83

26.37

21.50

Change (%)

-14.3

-42.9

-31.1

24.8

-38.7

52.1

55.4

83.9

202.4

 

By industry, Korean FDI focused on manufacturing (US $9.55 billion), finance and insurance (US $7.76 billion), real estate and renting (US $2.48 billion), information and communications (US $1.71 billion), and electricity and gas (US $1.27 billion).

 

By country, the top destinations for Korean FDI were the US (US $8.73 billion), China (US $4.26 billion), the Cayman Islands (US $2.06 billion), and Luxemburg (US $1.61 billion).

 

Korean FDI was withdrawn mostly from finance and insurance (US $1.56 billion), real estate and renting (US $1.11 billion), and manufacturing (US $0.48 billion). By country, it was withdrawn largely from the US (US $1.62 billion), the Cayman Islands (US $0.92 billion), and China (US $0.33 billion).




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Ministry of Economy and Finance
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