Germany ranks tenth in the world as a recipient of foreign direct investment (FDI), according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
According to official Bundesbank (“German Central Bank”) statistics for 2015, sixty percent (or EUR 350 billion) of all FDI stocks in Germany originate from within the European Union, with a further eight per cent stemming from the remaining European non-EU countries. Investments from outside the EU continue to grow. North America accounts for 19 percent of FDI stock, while Asia holds a twelve percent share. Especially Asian countries increased their FDI stocks in Germany in recent years. Germany is the world’s largest recipient of new Chinese FDI projects.