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2017 Quarterly DFI Monitor

According to the latest report on direct foreign investment (DFI) in Uruguay, the origin of investments in our country is distributed as follows: Argentina (28%), Germany (11.2%), Brazil (8.2%), Italy (7.8%), Belgium (6.6%), Canada (4.7%), and New Zealand (3.5%), among others.

In 2016, direct foreign investment amounted to US$ 953 million, accounting for 1.8% of GDP. In that year, the sectors that received the most investment were industry, services, and commerce. Moreover, 53% of the projects sponsored by the Investment Act Implementation Committee (COMAP) were funded by foreign investment. In 2015, construction, agriculture and forestry, and industry were the leading sectors with foreign investment.