FY21 FDI inflows up 10%, highest jump in investments from Saudi Arabia

According to the government, India received the highest-ever total foreign direct investment (FDI) inflow of $81.72 billion in FY21, up 10% from 2019-20. Inflows of equities, earnings reinvested, and other capital make up total FDI.

Singapore led the way with a 19 percent increase in foreign direct investment equity inflows over the previous fiscal year, followed by the United States and Mauritius. Saudi Arabia, on the other hand, saw the largest rise in foreign investment of $2.81 billion in FY21 compared to $89.93 million the previous year.

Saudi Arabia is the top investor in terms of percentage rise among the top ten countries in 2020-21, according to the government.

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FDI of $59.64 billion were recorded in FY21, up from $49.98 billion the previous year.

The commerce and industry ministry stated in a statement that “measures implemented by the government on the fronts of Foreign investment policy changes, investment facilitation, and ease of doing business have resulted in higher foreign investment inflows into the country.”

According to the report, foreign investment equity inflows from the US and the UK increased by 227 percent and 44 percent, respectively.

According to the statement, computer software and hardware emerged as the leading sector with roughly 44 percent of total Foreign investment equity investment, followed by Construction (Infrastructure) Activities (13 percent) and Services Sector (8 percent).

Gujarat, Karnataka, and Delhi are the top recipients of FDI in the Computer Software & Hardware sector

According to the statement, equity in the primary sectors of construction (infrastructure), computer software & hardware, rubber goods, retail trading, drugs & pharmaceuticals, and electrical equipment increased by more than 100 percent in 2020-21 compared to the previous year.

Gujarat is the biggest recipient state for foreign investment equity inflows this year, accounting for 37% of total foreign investment equity inflows, followed by Maharashtra (27%), and Karnataka (27%). (13 percent ).

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