📊 New FDI data is released 📊 Some key insights from the first half of 2023 are:
📊 FDI flows are 30% below the levels recorded for the same period in 2022.
📊 Levels rose in Q1 of 2023, but dropped by 44% in Q2.
📊In the first half of 2023, the United States was the leading FDI recipient worldwide, followed by Brazil, then Canada and Mexico (equally ranked as third).
📊 The countries with the most outflows were the United States, China, and Japan.
📊 Cross-border merger and acquisition activity continued its decline which started in 2022. Announced greenfield investment projects have almost halted in the midst of a weakening economic environment impacted by high prices, increasing interest rates, and ongoing geopolitical uncertainty.