Foreign direct investment by the ultimate investing country
In accordance with the recommendations of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the Bank of Lithuania has published the annual data on foreign direct investment (FDI) by the ultimate investing country for 2022 1.
The data published show that, as of 31 December 2022, the US (€5.6 billion) was the largest investor in Lithuania, followed by Sweden (€4.4 billion), the UK (€3.6 billion) and Germany (€2.1 billion) (see the Chart).
Round-trip investment shows that equity held by residents which leaves the country and is subsequently reinvested in the form of FDI amounted to €965.9 million.
The comparison of FDI data by the ultimate investing country with the direct investing country data reflects an 11.9-fold increase in investment originating from the US, while investment from Germany, the Netherlands, Cyprus and Latvia declined by more than 50%.
Cumulative FDI in Lithuania in 2022
Detailed data on FDI by the ultimate investing country is available on the Bank of Lithuania website under External statistics.
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1 Information on the ownership structure of international companies from the State Data Agency’s statistical survey of foreign direct investment was used to compile the statistics. FDI balances by the ultimate investing country are calculated by apportioning the ownership interest held by the foreign direct investor (non-resident) on the basis of the ultimate investor’s ownership interest transferred through affiliated enterprises.