India Receives $300 Billion FDI During April 2000-September 2016 (Download PDF)


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India crossed the USD 300 billion foreign direct investment (FDI) milestone between April 2000 and September 2016. India was recognized as a safe investment destination in the world. According to the World Investment Report 2016 released by UNCTAD, global FDI flows increased by 38% to $ 1.76 trillion and are at the highest level since the global economic and financial crisis began in 2008. However, it still remains some 10% short of the 2007 peak.

India takes pride, crosses $300 billion FDI milestone

India Takes Pride, Crosses $300 Billion FDI Milestone

India takes pride, crosses $300 billion FDI milestone


  • 33% of the FDI came through the Mauritius. India received US $101.76 billion dollar from Mauritius between April 2000 and September 2016.
  • Top Destinations: Mauritius route is preferred by investors because they wanted to take advantage of India’s double taxation avoidance treaty (DTAA) with the island nation.
  • Other big investors hailed from Singapore, US, UK and the Netherlands.
  • Sector wise: India’s services sector received maximum 18% of the cumulative equity FDI inflows.
  • It was followed by construction development, computer software & hardware, telecommunication and automobile.
  • Liberalization of the FDI policy framework supplemented by major national development Programmes such as Make in India, Skill India and Digital India besides increasing competitiveness, made India the preferred choice for investors globally.

- Published/Last Modified on: December 7, 2016

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