Foreign direct investment in Lithuania rises to €250m in Q3

Foreign direct investment in Lithuania rose for a third consecutive quarter, with an inflow of €247.2 million FDI secured in the third quarter of 2015.

The figures from Statistics Lithuania and the Bank of Lithuania show that the largest increases in FDI came from Sweden (€57.6 million), Great Britain (€47.5 million), and Finland (€34.3 million).

In the first three quarters of 2015 FDI in Lithuania amounted to €564.3 million, equivalent to 2% of GDP. FDI per capita was up to €4,548 compared to €4,404 at the end of 2014.

Cumulative FDI in Lithuania amounted to €13.2 billion as of September 30, 2015. In the first three quarters of 2015, it increased by €307 million or 2.4%.

The growth in foreign direct investment was driven by an increase in reinvestment by non-residents, up €295 million, and investment in equity instruments (€93.4 million). In the first three quarters of 2015 FDI in Lithuania amounted to €564.3 million (2% of GDP).

The largest decreases in FDI were from Poland, down €71.7 million, Luxembourg (down €24.8 million) and France (down €22.4 million).

According to the data, the largest investments in Lithuania have been made by Swedish investors at €3.2 billion (24.3%), followed by Dutch investments at €1.6 billion (11.9%), German at €1.2 billion (9.4%) and Norwegian at €861 million (6.5%).

Cumulative FDI in Lithuania from EU member states amounted to €10.9 billion (82.6%), with the euro area countries contributing €5.9 billion (44.7%), and investments from CIS countries amounting to just €300.32 million (2.3% of total FDI).

Source: Elta EN
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