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The Top 50 bilateral FDI relationships world-wide (1985, 1995, 2005)

No.

Home economy

Host economy

Value ('000 000 000 USD)

1985

1995

2005

1

United Kingdom

United States

44

116

282

2

Hong Kong, China

China

n/a

120

242

3

United States

United Kingdom

48

85

234

4

Japan

United States

19

105

190

5

Germany

United States

15

46

190

6

United States

Canada

49

83

177

7

Netherlands

United States

37

65

171

8

China

Hong Kong, China

0,3

28

164

9

British Virgin Islands

Hong Kong, China

n/a

70

164

10

Canada

United States

17

46

144

11

France

United States

7

36

143

12

Switzerland

United States

11

27

122

13

Luxembourg

United States

0,3

6

117

14

Netherlands

Germany

5

34

111

15

Netherlands

France

10

31

102

16

United Kingdom

France

9

26

96

17

Netherlands

United Kingdom

17

27

93

18

Germany

United Kingdom

3

14

86

19

United States

Netherlands

8

25

84

20

France

United Kingdom

5

13

80

21

United States

Switzerland

n\a

14

79

22

United States

France

12

36

79

23

Germany

France

6

21

79

24

Netherlands

Ireland

n/a

n/a

76

25

Belgium

France

n/a

17

73

26

United States

Germany

14

41

68

27

United Kingdom

Netherlands

4

18

67

28

France

Germany

2

15

59

29

Germany

Netherlands

2

12

58

30

United States

Australia

n/a

33

54

31

Belgium

Netherlands

1

11

50

32

United Kingdom

Germany

3

11

49

33

United States

China

n/a

18

48

34

Japan

China

n/a

19

47

35

Luxembourg

France

n/a

2

44

36

Australia

United States

3

10

44

37

United States

Japan

n/a

15

44

38

Netherlands

Switzerland

n/a

10

43

39

Netherlands

Hong Kong, China

n/a

16

42

40

United Kingdom

South Africa

n/a

n/a

40

41

Netherlands

Italy

n/a

6

40

42

Luxembourg

Germany

0,3

3

40

43

Taiwan

China

n/a

18

40

44

Switzerland

France

5

19

39

45

United States

Sweden

1

6

39

46

United Kingdom

Australia

n/a

25

38

47

Virgin Islands

China

n/a

3

37

48

Belgium& Luxembourg

Ireland

n/a

n/a

37

49

Netherlands

Sweden

1

6

36

50

United Kingdom

Sweden

n/a

2

35

Source: UNCTAD, FDI/TNC database (www.unctad.org/fdistatistics) a or latest year available.

Note: Countries are ranked by the value of inward FDI stock in 2005 as reported by the host economy

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