Foreign investments in the first 6 months of the year increased by 188 million USD, 19% of the investment came from Qatar.
The foreign direct investment coming to Turkey increased by 6.3% in June when compared to the same month last year and reached 12.4 billion USD. During this period, outgoing investments from the country also increased by 2.4%.
If we observe the foreign direct investment in the first six months of the year, it increased 188 million USD and reached 3.1 billion USD. 19.4% of this investment came from Qatar, 18.7% from the UK and 17.5% from Azerbaijan. According to 2018, the share of the top three countries in total investments increased from 34% to 55% in total.
Importance of Service Sector
In the period of 2002-2019, 15.8% of the direct investment of non-residents abroad was approximately 157.9 billion USD from the Netherlands, 7.6% from the USA, 6.9% from the UK and 6.7% came from Austria and 6.2% came from Germany. When the distribution of these investments into sectors is examined, it is determined that 61.9% of the investment of approximately 157.9 billion USD is realized in services, 37.7% in industry and 0.4% in agriculture sector.
94 million USD of the 414 million USD of total capital investments made by the residents abroad were realized in this sector. 85% of these investments go to European countries, the Netherlands attracted 214 million USD among them came to the fore.
Chief editor of Invest Guide Turkey. Graduated from the Business Administration programme on 2014 and works as a journalist in the field of Foreign Investments in Turkey for 5 years.