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Korean Foreign Direct Investment, Q2 2022

  • DivisionInternational Economic Affairs Bureau - International Economic Policy Division
  • DateSeptember 16, 2022
  • Tel+82 44 215 7610

Korean FDI, Q2 2022

 

Korean FDI Posts US $19.26 Billion in Q2 2022

 


 

Korean FDI amounted to US $19.26 billion in Q2 2022, rising by 13.1 percent compared with a year ago. Korean FDI net outflows were US $15.58 billion, up 24.2 percent from the same period of the previous year.

 

In the second quarter of 2022, Korean FDI increased from the same period of the previous year due to the base effects, but it decreased from the first quarter due to uncertain investment conditions home and abroad such as interest rate hikes. 

 

Korean FDI, Q2 2022

 (US $billion, %, y-o-y)

Korean FDI

2020

2021

2022

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q1

Q2

Amount invested (A)

14.73

13.10

10.79

18.68

11.35

17.03

17.46

30.79

25.92

19.26

Change (%)

-3.8

-23.6

-29.2

6.4

-22.9

30.0

61.8

64.8

128.3

13.1

Amount flowed back (B)

3.15

4.86

2.54

4.34

4.24

4.49

4.55

4.48

4.03

3.68

Net amount invested (A-B)

11.59

8.25

8.26

14.34

7.11

12.54

12.91

26.32

21.89

15.58

Change (%)

-15.2

-43.0

-31.2

24.6

-38.6

52.1

56.4

83.5

207.7

24.2


By industry, Korean FDI focused on finance and insurance (US $7.33 billion), manufacturing (US $6.13 billion), real estate and renting (US $1.32 billion), wholesale and retail (US $1.17 billion), and information and communications (US $1.05 billion).

 

By country, the top destinations for Korean FDI were the US (US $7.0 billion), the Cayman Islands (US $2.70 billion), Luxemburg (US $1.40 billion), China (US $1.22 billion), and Canada (US $0.93 billion).

 

Korean FDI was withdrawn mostly from finance and insurance (US $1.75 billion), manufacturing (US $0.87 billion), and real estate and renting (US $0.36 billion). By country, it was withdrawn largely from the US (US $0.75 billion), the Cayman Islands (US $0.63 billion), and Luxemburg (US $0.16 billion).



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Ministry of Economy and Finance
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