Foreign Investment in UK

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Stephen Crabb Stephen Crabb Conservative, Preseli Pembrokeshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which 20 countries provided the largest amounts of foreign direct investment into the UK in each year since 2000.

Photo of Ian McCartney Ian McCartney Minister of State (Trade & Investment), Department of Trade and Industry, Minister of State (Trade & Investment), Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Information on the UK's 20 largest sources of foreign direct investment for each year since 2000 is shown in the following table. The table excludes countries for which data are disclosive.

Net foreign direct investment flows into the UK 2000-05
£ million
2000
France 31,722
USA 12,741
Germany 10,564
Japan 5,765
Netherlands 4,629
Canada 1,882
Australia 1,440
Switzerland 1,119
Hong Kong 921
Singapore 800
Luxembourg 688
Sweden 657
Denmark 481
Jersey 481
Italy 469
Republic of Ireland 384
South Africa 378
Netherlands Antilles 208
Bermuda 205
Austria 175
2001
USA 15,025
France 8,779
Netherlands 4,256
Italy 2,848
Japan 2,572
British Virgin Islands 784
Republic of Ireland 755
Bermuda 402
Germany 279
Spain 224
Channel Islands 216
Luxembourg 196
Denmark 195
Isle of Man 162
Cayman Islands 146
Jersey 143
Australia 112
Sweden 106
Guernsey 101
Singapore 78
2002
Germany 11,340
Japan 2,352
Netherlands 1,756
France 1,460
Canada 562
Sweden 493
Spain 232
Republic of Ireland 210
Singapore 157
Denmark 114
Bermuda 69
Hong Kong 63
South Africa 63
Cayman Islands 55
Isle of Man 52
New Zealand 18
Australia 14
Taiwan 12
Greece 7
Turkey 7
2003
USA 2,676
Netherlands 2,452
Germany 1,437
Switzerland 1,411
British Virgin Islands 664
Spain 518
France 414
Sweden 406
Denmark 321
Australia 309
Bermuda 236
Cayman Islands 221
Belgium 218
Republic of Ireland 206
Iceland 155
Hong Kong 63
Channel Islands 51
Greece 33
Finland 26
Liechtenstein 22
2004
Germany 11,131
Switzerland 3,488
France 1,703
Belgium 1,542
Australia 1,412
Italy 1,327
Netherlands 1,226
Republic of Ireland 936
Cayman Islands 886
Japan 817
Canada 683
Jersey 317
Iceland 310
Isle of Man 204
South Korea 193
Iran 97
Finland 32
Liechtenstein 18
Singapore 14
Greece 13
2005
Netherlands 51,238
USA 15,565
France 9,634
Switzerland 7,543
Germany 6,802
Spain 3,816
Australia 3,429
Canada 1,593
Japan 1,547
Republic of Ireland 1,031
Norway 962
Cayman Islands 791
Iceland 679
Guernsey 446
Bermuda 445
Sweden 394
Hong-Kong 315
Belgium 252
Finland 252
Austria 172
Source:

National Statistics

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