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13. Foreign Direct Investment and Foreign Portfolio Investment Statistics

Table 2: Key Macroeconomic Data, U.S. FDI in Host Country/Economy

Host Country Statistical Source: South African Reserve Bank USG or International Statistical Source USG or International Source of Data:
BEA; IMF; Eurostat; UNCTAD, Other
Economic Data Year Amount Year Amount
Host Country Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (M USD) 2017 USD 391,300 2016 USD 295,450 www.worldbank.org/en/country 
Foreign Direct Investment Host Country Statistical source: South Africa Reserve Bank USG or International Statistical Source USG or International Source of Data:
BEA; IMF; Eurostat; UNCTAD, Other
U.S. FDI in Partner Country (USD, stock positions) 2016 USD 10,500 2016 USD 5,100 BEA
Host Country’s FDI in the United States (M USD, stock positions) 2016 USD 7,400 2016 USD 3,100 BEA
Total Inbound Stock of FDI as % host GDP 2016 2.2% 2016 1.73% BEA

Table 3: Sources and Destination of FDI

Direct Investment from/in Counterpart Economy Data
From Top Five Sources/To Top Five Destinations (US Dollars, Millions)
Inward Direct Investment Outward Direct Investment
Total Inward 135,454 100% Total Outward 175,636 100%
United Kingdom 51,988 38% China 78,754 45%
Netherlands 28,921 21% United Kingdom 18,053 10%
United States 9,251 7% Mauritius 10,793 6%
German 6,745 5% Netherlands 8,128 5%
China 5,678 4% United States 6,455 4%
“0” reflects amounts rounded to +/- USD 500,000.

Table 4: Sources of Portfolio Investment

Portfolio Investment Assets
Top Five Partners (Millions, US Dollars)
Total Equity Securities Total Debt Securities
All Countries 154,883 100% All Countries 146,825 100% All Countries 8,058 100%
United Kingdom 56,616 37% United Kingdom 54,741 37% United States 2,158 27%
Luxembourg 19,940 13% Luxembourg 19,423 13% United Kingdom 1,875 23%
United States 19,632 13% United States 17,474 12% Italy 1,024 13%
Ireland 17,340 11% Ireland 16,814 11% Ireland 526 7%
Germany 10,392 7% Germany 10,366 7% Luxembourg 517 6%
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