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Reinvestments Ratio in FDI is 50% in Georgia

According to the preliminary report by Geostat, the national statistics service of Georgia, in January-September 2018, reinvestments in Georgia made up 504 million USD and the reinvestments ratio in total investments amounted to 50%.

Reinvestments volume is growing at special paces over the past 2 years. In 2015 it was around 10% and in 2017 its ratio hit 40%-50% in total investments. In the first quarter of 2018, reinvestments ratio in total investments amounted to 71%.

As to total investments, its volume declined to 998 million USD FDI in January-September 2018, down 27% year on year.

FDI inflows decreased after Azerbaijani investment halved. According to Geostat, this downturn is related to the completion of main gas pipeline construction project. Moreover, several companies moved to ownership of several residents and obligations to nonresident direct investor declined.

Top ten investor countries:

1) Azerbaijan – 169 million USD, down 54% year on year;
2) The Netherlands – 139 million USD, down 21% yuear on year;
3) The United Kingdom – 136 million USD, down 21% year on year.
4) Czech Republic – 83 million USD, up 100% year on year;
5) The USA – 79 million USD, up 23% year on year;
6) Panama – 61 million USD, up 41% year on year;
7) The USA – 79 million USD, up 23% year on year
8) Panama – 61 million USD, up 41%;
9) China – 54 million USD, up 96% year on year;
10) Russia – 52 million USD, up 82% year on year;
11) Korea – 38 million USD, up 104% year on year;
12) Luxembourg – 36 million USD, up 42% year on year;