FDI to and from the Asia-Pacific region has remained resilient in 2022 despite multifaceted crises globally and regionally. Learn more about the 2022 #asiapacific #fdi trends in the latest edition of United Nations ESCAP report
Despite global geopolitical and economic pressure, Greenfield investments in the Asia-Pacific have remained resilient, growing by 6 per cent in 2022.
Completed M&A deals in the Asia-Pacific have decreased significantly by 70 per cent in the first three quarters of 2022.
At the subregional level, only the South and South-West Asia and the Pacific subregions recorded significant growth in attracting Greenfield FDI, at 290 per cent and 54 per cent, respectively. However, growth in both subregions was highly uneven, with India and Australia receiving the lion's share of FDI in each respective subregion.
For the first time, India outpaced China and became the largest destination and source of Greenfield FDI in Asia and the Pacific in 2022, receiving US$ 60 billion of inward Greenfield FDI and being responsible for US$ 35 billion in outward FDI.
Intraregional Greenfield inflows, as a share of total inflows, have dropped to 16 per cent in the region. ASEAN member States attracted the largest share (43 per cent).
The semiconductor subsector attracted close to US$ 37 billion in Greenfield investments in the first three quarters of 2022, which was by far the largest.