Net FDI Grows by 105% During Current Fiscal Year

The net Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) showed an impressive growth of 105 percent in the ten months of current financial year 2016-17.

According to statistics released by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), the net FDI including foreign private/public investment stood at $2.32 billion during July to April of FY17 as compared to previous financial year in which it stood at $1.131 billion, showing a staggering growth of 105 percent.

The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in real sector showed a growth of 16.7 percent from last year standing at $1.34 billion during the period of July to April. FDI stood at $1.15 billion in the similar period of last year.

On the other hand, the Foreign Public Investment witnessed an outstanding growth to stand at $977 million through investment in Equity Securities and Debt Securities. Last year, investment under the same head posted an outflow of $19.3 million.

Top Countries

China is the leading country investing in Pakistan with inflows increasing to $754 million by the end of April. It is followed by Netherlands as top investor in the current financial year with $456 million FDI, according to data released by State Bank of Pakistan (SBP).

France, Turkey and USA were among leading investors with inflows standing at $170 million, $133 million and $123 million.

There are countries which recorded outflow of investment during ten months including Luxemburg with $292 million, UK with $125 million and Norway with $92 million.

FDI From Top Sectors

Food is the leading sector which witnessed inflows of $475 million during the ten months of financial year 2016-17. It was followed by Power Sector with $422 million, Construction with $356 million, Electronics with $153 million and Oil and Gas Exploration Sector with $117 million.


      • Future??
        Pakistan, Be ready to be a Chinese Colony.
        This project has no economic benefits for the Pakistan for long run as the company is Chinese, Workers will be Chinese, machines will be Chinese. Eventually, the money which china is investing will go back to China. Pakistan is only providing them security.
        Second, China is not investing it for nothing. Pak will have to pay back the amount with interest. And Pakistan is already a struggling economy as per the IMF & world bank. The situation will be far more grave for Pakistan for long run. May be Pakistani people will get electricity after the completion of the project, but Pakistan will bleed when it repay the billions of dollars with interest.

    • Pak, Be ready to be a Chinese Colony.
      This project has no economic benefits for the Pakistan for long run as the company is Chinese, Workers will be Chinese, machines will be Chinese. Eventually, the money which china is investing will go back to China. Pakistan is only providing them security.
      Second, China is not investing it for nothing. Pak will have to pay back the amount with interest. And Pakistan is already a struggling economy as per the IMF & world bank. The situation will be far more grave for Pakistan for long run. May be Pakistani people will get electricity after the completion of the project, but Pakistan will bleed when it repay the billions of dollars with interest.

      • Dude, Pakistan Chinese Colony bane ya na bane, apko konsa keera ho raha ha ? Apne kam se kam rakho mere bhaiye. India pr dehaan do, Pakistan pr nahi. Khud ki halat thik karlo fir hamare bare me bat krna. Okay bye bye now get lost.

        • Ham khud par achchhe se dyhan de rahe hain. Tabhi to India abhi world’s fastest growing economy bani hui hai.
          And India is 7th largest economy in the world. The entire world has eye and interest on India. The FDI in India is on top 3 in the world. Do you know where Pakistan stands?

          Ye baat aap bhi jante ho achchhe se ki China will slowly eat up Pakistan. But aap accept nahi kar sakte kyunki Pakistan me to against me bolna bhi allowed nahi hai.

          • Mere bhaiye aese koi bat nahi ke Pak me against bolna allowed nai. Agar aese hota na to Hamid Mir jese journalists abhi tk nahi bethe hote Tv pr. If u dont know who Hamid Mir is then he is the Barkha Dutt of Pak.

            Point no. 2 – Indian has the 7th largest economy because it has world’s 2nd largest population. 7th bhi kam ha agar dekha jaye kyu ke 2nd largest population ho to 2nd largest economy size nai hona chahye ? Don’t you think ?

            Thirdly, Yes You are right. India me bari bari companies ati hain. And why not ? Waha itni population ha to profit milta ha unhen. Obviously ayengi na. But what the poor ones ? Jo bari bari companies se khridari krte hn woh upper ya mid class hote hn right ? But India e ik large portion Lower Class ka bhi ha mere bhaiye. Uska haal kyu nai thik hota ?

            Agar upper level opar jata rahe aur lower level udhr hi rahe to kia fyda ?

            • mai middle class se hu.. mai jada tar INDIAN company k products he kharid ta hu.. India me lower class or jo logo ko pata hai nhi kuch woh log he foreign companies k chize kharid te hai..
              hume ache se pata hai foreign companies k chize use pe India k economy pe kya asar parta hai..
              anywyz pakistan me Chinese Colony banne se acha hoga.. china ek communist country hai, so its good communist country pakistan me aayega toh pakisan ka koi future nhi hoga.. i wish jald pakistan ek communist country bann jaye.. tum bhale na bano but tumhara next generation communist jarur banega..

              • Whom are you tryin’ to fool Buddy ? Tumen Kia Lagta hai Hum nai Jante Asal Me India Ki Kia Halat Hai ?

                We Know Dalits Ke Sath Kia Hota Hai India Me. We Know Indian Muslims Ko Kese Treat Krte Hn. We Know Delhi Ko World’s Rape Capital Kyu Kaha Jata Ha. We Know RSS, Shiv Sena Kia Krti Ha.

                And Btw Just Bcoz India Pehle British Colony Tha Doesn’t Mean Baki Saari Dunya Ka Hashar India Jesa Hoga.

                Pakistan Bana Me Aj Tak Allah Ka Shukar Krta Hun. Nahi To Beef Lynching Aur Hindu Nationalists, Sonu Nigam Jese Chezon Se Poora Din Sar Me Dard Hi Rehta Mere.

                A bit of Fact for You – India Me Poverty Line Ke Below Population 21 % ha Aur Pakistan Me 6.1 % According To WORLD BANK. So FO Will You ?

            • hahahaha
              Check the statistics for the past ten years.
              The poverty level of lower class people is reduced drastically.
              And dude, population zyada hone se companies nahi aati.
              aise to Pakistan me kam population hai? check the population density of pakistan. Itni population hone k baad bhi India ki overall literacy rate Pakistan se zyada hai.

              Companines aati hain, logon ki talent ki wajah se, business environment achchha hone se, favourable hone se.
              Ab Pakistan me kaise koi companies aayega jahan aane k baad wapis zinda jaane ki guaranty na ho.

  • BUT OVER ALL CONDITIONS OF OUR COUNTRY ARE GOING TO DOWN, BECAUSE BENEFITS NOT TRANSFERRING TO GRASS ROOT LEVEL. THANK YOU

    • You are right Nauman.
      This project has no economic benefits for the Pakistan for long run as the company is Chinese, Workers will be Chinese, machines will be Chinese. Eventually, the money which china is investing will go back to China. Pakistan is only providing them security.
      Second, China is not investing it for nothing. Pak will have to pay back the amount with interest. And Pakistan is already a struggling economy as per the IMF & world bank. The situation will be far more grave for Pakistan for long run. May be Pakistani people will get electricity after the completion of the project, but Pakistan will bleed when it repay the billions of dollars with interest.

  • It is important to distinguish between short-term inflows and long-term inflows. Short term investors can quickly withdraw their funds at any time if they wish so, making the country worse off. There should be a restriction in short-term capital liberalization.

    • This project has no economic benefits for the Pakistan for long run as the company is Chinese, Workers will be Chinese, machines will be Chinese. Eventually, the money which china is investing will go back to China. Pakistan is only providing them security.
      Second, China is not investing it for nothing. Pak will have to pay back the amount with interest. And Pakistan is already a struggling economy as per the IMF & world bank. The situation will be far more grave for Pakistan for long run. May be Pakistani people will get electricity after the completion of the project, but Pakistan will bleed when it repay the billions of dollars with interest.

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