India replaces China as top FDI destination in 2015: FDI Intelligence Report

According to FDI Intelligence Report India has replaced China as the top Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) destination by attracting $63 billion worth FDI projects in 2015.

FDI Intelligence is a division of international media company – The Financial Times Limited.

Key highlights of Report

  • India was the highest-ranked country by capital investment in the year 2015, with 63 billion dollars-worth of FDI projects announced.
  • It was the biggest change in Greenfield FDI in 2015 was near tripling with an estimated 63 billion dollars.
  • There was an 8 per cent increase in project numbers to 697. The boost in FDI has resulted in a whopping increase in job creation from nearly 1 lakh in 2013 to over 2 lakh jobs in 2015.
  • These high-value projects were specifically announced across the coal, oil and natural gas and renewable energy sectors
  • India has replaced China as the top destination for FDI by capital investment following of high-value project announcements.
  • Among the emerging economies: Greenfield FDI inflow in India and China was followed by Indonesia ($38.5 billion), Mexico ($24.3 billion) and Brazil ($17.3 billion).
  • Top destination states for FDI in 2015 in India: Gujarat was on top which had attracted $12.4 billion. Maharashtra was second attracting $8.3 billion respectively in 2015.

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