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UNCTAD: $5 Billion FDI Inflow to Iran in 2017

The volume of FDI inflow into Iran grew by 48.8% in 2017 while its FDI inward stock reached $53.488 billion, according to UNCTAD
The real investment growth rate in Iran has been negative in the past three years. The real investment growth rate in Iran has been negative in the past three years.

The inward flow of foreign direct investment into Iran registered an increase of almost 50% in 2017 compared to the year before and exceeded $5 billion, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
Based on data published in the World Investment Report 2018, the entity put Iran’s FDI inflow at $5.01 billion in 2017, which was higher by 48.8% compared to $3.37 billion in 2016.
Iran had seen respective FDI inflows of $2.05 billion and $2.10 billion during 2015 and 2014 while the same numbers for 2013 and 2012 were registered at $3.05 billion and $4.66 billion respectively.
A comparison of numbers with Iran’s neighbors indicates stark differences. For instance, at $10.86 billion, Turkey attracted more than double in FDI compared to Iran while the number is indicative of a notable decrease since the country had absorbed $12.94 billion and $17.71 billion in 2016 and 2015 respectively. 

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