Bank of Lithuania
2022-06-30
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Direct Investment in Q1 2022 (Joint press release by the Bank of Lithuania and Statistics Lithuania).

Today the Bank of Lithuania and Statistics Lithuania published provisional data on direct investment (DI) for Q1 2022. According to the latest data release:

The flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Lithuania amounted to €435.4 million in Q1 2022, the bulk of which consisted of reinvested earnings (€326.7 million). Reinvestments shrank by 20.3% (€83.1 million) compared to Q1 2021. During the reporting period, significant flows were observed from the UK (€1.6 billion), Latvia (€931.5 million), Poland (€311.8 million), Sweden (-€1.1 billion) and Hong Kong (-€1.5 billion), where part of transactions was due to changes in the shareholder structure within groups of companies or significant flows of debt instruments. In terms of economic activity, investments made by wholesale and retail trade as well as repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles companies (€206.9 million) were the ones to stand out;

FDI income from non-resident investment amounted to €709.3 million; dividends accounted for nearly half of the income. The largest share of FDI income was earned by Hong Kong (€140.7 million) and Polish (€120.6 million) investors;

As at 31 March 2022, cumulative FDI in Lithuania amounted to €27 billion and increased by 9.4%, compared with Q1 2021, accounting for 46.9% of GDP. FDI per capita in Lithuania amounted to an average of €9,651 (on 31 March 2021 – to €8,791). Cumulative FDI in Lithuania was 25.2% higher than in Latvia but 19.1% lower than in Estonia (see Chart 1). At the end of Q1 2022, nine countries had invested more than €1 billion in Lithuania (see Chart 2). The largest share of FDI was attracted by companies engaged in financial and insurance activities (€9.8 billion), manufacturing (€4.1 billion), wholesale and retail trade as well as repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (€2.9 billion) and real estate transactions (€2.6 billion);

the flow of Lithuania’s DI abroad totalled €59.9 million. In terms of economic activity, investments made by electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply companies (€20.9 million) stood out;

DI income earned by Lithuanian investors abroad amounted to €34.6 million in Q1 2022. Most income was generated from investments in Latvia, which were based on reinvestments.

Lithuania’s cumulative DI abroad grew by 12% year on year and stood at €9.9 billion as at 31 March 2022. Lithuania’s DI in EU Member States accounted for 51.5%, in euro area countries – 43.4%, and in the US – 43% of Lithuania’s total FDI abroad.

Chart 1. Cumulative FDI
Direct investment in Q1 2022

Chart 2. TOP 10 investing countries in Lithuania as at 31 March 2022
Direct investment in Q1 2022

Detailed data on DI data are available on the Bank of Lithuania website under External Sector Statistics. Use the My Datasets tool to create your own data sets, which are saved in your account and automatically updated as soon as they are published.

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