Bank of Lithuania
2022-12-30
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Direct Investment in Q3 2022 (Joint press release by the Bank of Lithuania and Statistics Lithuania).

The Bank of Lithuania and Statistics Lithuania published provisional data on direct investment (DI) for Q3 2022. According to the latest data release:

the flow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Lithuania amounted to €483.3 million in Q3 2022, which was driven by the growth in reinvestments (€531 million). During the period under review, the largest increase in investment was observed for Polish (€171 million), Swiss (€164.7 million) and Swedish (€152.3 million) capital companies, whereas the sharpest decline was recorded for Cypriot (€90.7 million) capital companies. The FDI flow from Russia remained negative in Q3 2022, amounting to €19.8 million. In terms of economic activity, investments in manufacturing (€340 million) as well as financial and insurance activities (€166.8 million) were the ones to stand out;

FDI income by non-residents amounted to €792.4 million in Q3 2022 and was 10% higher year on year. The largest share of FDI income was earned by the UK (€197.8 million), Cypriot (€126.6 million) and Swedish (€109.4 million) investors;

cumulative FDI in Lithuania rose by 11.2% over the year and stood at €28.9 billion, or 44.7% of GDP, as at 30 September 2022. FDI per capita in Lithuania amounted to an average of €10,173 (as at 30 September 2021 – to €9,244). At the end of Q3 2022, the largest investors in Lithuania included Germany (€5.6 billion), Sweden (€3.1 billion), Estonia (€2.9 billion) and the Netherlands (€2.5 billion) (see Chart 1). The largest share of FDI (35.1%) was attracted by companies engaged in financial and insurance activities;

the flow of Lithuania’s DI abroad was positive and totalled €97.1 million over the reporting period. In terms of economic activity, a significant share of the flow resulted from investment in financial and insurance (€30 million) and wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (€29.3 million);

DI income earned by Lithuanian investors abroad in Q3 2022 amounted to €100.2 million. The majority of these (€66 million) were reinvested earnings. The largest share of income was earned from investments in Latvia (€56.6 million), and in terms of economic activity – from enterprises operating in wholesale and retail trade as well as repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles (€52.5 million) and financial and insurance activities (€22 million);

Lithuania’s cumulative DI abroad grew by 7.3% over the year and stood at €10.4 billion as at 30 September 2022 (see Chart 2). Lithuania’s DI in EU Member States accounted for 52.7%, while in the US for 40.9% of Lithuania’s total DI abroad. The largest share of Lithuania’s cumulative DI abroad (50.8% or €5.3 billion) went to companies engaged in professional, scientific and technical activities.

Chart 1. TOP 10 investing countries in Lithuania
Direct investment in Q3 2022

Chart 2. Lithuania’s DI income abroad
Direct investment in Q3 2022

Detailed data on DI is available on the Bank of Lithuania website under External Sector Statistics.
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