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India Emerges Top FDI Destination
Nov 14, 2015

India has emerged as the most favoured destination for Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in 2015 so far, outpacing China and the US.

  • FDI inflows into India during January-June stood at $31 billion, ahead of China’s $28 billion and the US’s $27 billion.

  • FDI inflow into India grew 47% to $24 billion in 2014, a year when many other major FDI destinations posted declines. 

  • India is tracking well ahead of where it was at this time last year: it has more than double its mid-year investment levels, attracting $30 billion by the end of June 2015 compared to $12 billion in the first half of last year.

  • A ranking of top destinations for greenfield investment (measured by estimated capital expenditure) in the first half of 2015 shows India at number one, having attracted roughly $3 billion more than China and $4 billion more than the US.

  • Separately, India also jumped 16 notches to 55 among 140 countries in the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Index that ranks countries on the basis of parameters such as institutions, macroeconomic environment, education, market size and infrastructure among others.

The government’s push for manufacturing comes at a time many global companies are searching for an alternative to China as costs and risks there rise. India has also become the world’s fastest growing major economy ahead of China, where recent shocks have sent ripples across the world.


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