According to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Germany ranks among the world's leading countries for foreign direct investment (FDI) with EUR 731 billion in inward FDI stocks in 2016.
According to official Bundesbank (“German Central Bank”) statistics for 2015, some 59 percent 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 12 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.