Iran Direct Investment Abroad

1997 - 2018 | Yearly | USD mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Iran Direct Investment Abroad

  • Iran Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 156.0 USD mn in Dec 2018, compared with a drop of 7.0 USD mn in the previous year.
  • Iran Direct Investment Abroad: USD mn data is updated yearly.
  • It is available from Dec 1997 to Dec 2018 and averaged 131.3 USD mn throughout the period.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 950.0 USD mn in Dec 1997 and a record low of -693.1 USD mn in Dec 1999.

CEIC shifts year-end for annual Direct Investment Abroad in USD. The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran provides annual Direct Investment Abroad in USD. Direct Investment Abroad is reported in annual frequency, ending in March of each year.


Key information about Iran Direct Investment Abroad

  • In the latest reports of Iran, Current Account recorded a deficit of 707.7 USD mn in Mar 2021.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 1.2 USD bn in Dec 2020.
  • Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 164.5 USD mn in Dec 2020.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 426.0 USD bn in Sep 2021.

View Iran's Direct Investment Abroad from 1997 to 2018 in the chart:

Iran Direct Investment Abroad

What was Iran's Direct Investment Abroad in 2018?

Iran Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 156.0 USD mn in Dec 2018, compared with a drop of 7.0 USD mn in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
156.0 2018 -7.0 2017 -693.1 1999 950.0 1997 USD mn yearly 1997 - 2018

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (USD mn) 13.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2004 - Dec 2021
Algeria (USD mn) 15.5 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Argentina (USD mn) 340.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2021
Armenia (USD mn) 8.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Australia (USD mn) 7,158.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 1959 - Dec 2021
Austria (USD mn) 8,147.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1970 - Dec 2021
Azerbaijan (USD mn) -55.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Bahrain (USD mn) 64.3 2021 yearly 1975 - 2021
Bangladesh (USD mn) 36.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2021
Belarus (USD mn) -64.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Belgium (USD mn) 2,781.2 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Bolivia (USD mn) 32.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (USD mn) -7.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Botswana (USD mn) 16.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Brazil (USD mn) 2,488.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1995 - Feb 2022
Brunei (USD mn) 504.0 2018 yearly 1970 - 2018
Bulgaria (USD mn) 23.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - Feb 2022
Cambodia (USD mn) 29.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Canada (USD mn) 49,633.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1957 - Dec 2021
Chile (USD mn) 645.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
China (USD mn) 42,000.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Colombia (USD mn) 1,080.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Croatia (USD mn) -242.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Cyprus (USD mn) -5,559.9 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2001 - Sep 2021
Czech Republic (USD mn) 791.1 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 2022
Denmark (USD mn) 1,844.4 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2022
Egypt (USD mn) 94.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Estonia (USD mn) -2,234.3 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Mar 2022
European Union (USD mn) 36,064.3 Feb 2022 monthly Apr 1999 - Feb 2022
Finland (USD mn) 117.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Mar 2022
France (USD mn) 7,117.2 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Mar 2022
Georgia (USD mn) 96.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Germany (USD mn) 986.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1971 - Mar 2022
Ghana (USD mn) 0.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Greece (USD mn) 35.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Feb 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (USD mn) 17,280.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Hungary (USD mn) 4,854.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 1992 - Dec 2021
Iceland (USD mn) 40.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
India (USD mn) 3,702.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Indonesia (USD mn) 1,155.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Iran (USD mn) 156.0 2018 yearly 1997 - 2018
Ireland (USD mn) 46,868.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Israel (USD mn) 2,723.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Italy (USD mn) 4,230.0 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1988 - Feb 2022
Japan (USD mn) 6,399.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Mar 2022
Jordan (USD mn) 3.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1977 - Dec 2021
Kazakhstan (USD mn) -139.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
Kenya (USD mn) 203.9 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
South Korea (USD mn) 9,112.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Mar 2022
Kosovo (USD mn) 21.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2021
Kuwait (USD mn) 2,366.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2021
Kyrgyzstan (USD mn) 0.2 Jun 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2021
Latvia (USD mn) -395.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Mar 2022
Lebanon (USD mn) 7.3 Mar 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Mar 2021
Lithuania (USD mn) 92.5 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Feb 2022
Luxembourg (USD mn) -26,401.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Macau SAR, China (USD mn) 1,728.4 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
North Macedonia (USD mn) -241.2 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Dec 2021
Malawi (USD mn) 18.7 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Malaysia (USD mn) -2,164.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
Malta (USD mn) -1,669.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Mauritius (USD mn) 2,113.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Mexico (USD mn) -3,085.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Moldova (USD mn) 16.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2009 - Dec 2021
Mongolia (USD mn) 5.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2009 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (USD mn) 6.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Morocco (USD mn) 175.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2021
Mozambique (USD mn) -11.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Netherlands (USD mn) -105,936.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2021
New Zealand (USD mn) 274.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2021
Nigeria (USD mn) 822.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
Norway (USD mn) 2,666.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Oman (USD mn) 535.8 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Pakistan (USD mn) 20.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2021
Palestinian Territory (USD mn) -3.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Panama (USD mn) 27.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
Peru (USD mn) -670.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Philippines (USD mn) 502.5 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2005 - Dec 2021
Poland (USD mn) 2,192.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 2022
Portugal (USD mn) 257.8 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1996 - Feb 2022
Qatar (USD mn) 939.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Romania (USD mn) 131.6 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2005 - Feb 2022
Russia (USD mn) 27,106.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (USD mn) 4,808.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Serbia (USD mn) 20.5 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2013 - Feb 2022
Singapore (USD mn) 14,953.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Slovakia (USD mn) 447.5 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Feb 2022
Slovenia (USD mn) 186.8 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Mar 2022
South Africa (USD mn) 683.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2021
Spain (USD mn) 4,600.9 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1990 - Feb 2022
Sri Lanka (USD mn) 4.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
Sudan (USD mn) 0.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2021
Sweden (USD mn) 10,856.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1982 - Dec 2021
Switzerland (USD mn) -8,628.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Taiwan (USD mn) 2,539.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1981 - Dec 2021
Thailand (USD mn) 7,093.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Turkey (USD mn) 444.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 1992 - Mar 2022
Ukraine (USD mn) 0.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2010 - Mar 2022
United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 18,924.4 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
United Kingdom (USD mn) 30,159.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1987 - Dec 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -4.8 Mar 2019 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2019
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 2,119.524 Mar 2019 quarterly Jun 2005 - Mar 2019
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 38,295.238 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 5.8 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 11.5 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Sep 2021
Forecast: Government Expenditure (IRR bn) 48,431,375.310 2028 yearly 1991 - 2028
Forecast: Government Net Debt (IRR bn) 118,430,357.100 2028 yearly 1997 - 2028
Forecast: Government Revenue (IRR bn) 25,244,384.530 2028 yearly 1991 - 2028
Govt Revenues excl Special Rev: Tax: on Goods & Services: Value Added (IRR bn) 388,100.000 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 1.488 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 8,159.0 2020 yearly 1948 - 2020
Total Exports (USD mn) 46,916.0 2020 yearly 1948 - 2020
Total Exports Growth (%) -28.6 2020 yearly 1949 - 2020
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 271,041.046 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 93,182.428 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 81,467.770 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 38,893.0 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) -11.1 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 820,884.757 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 579,502.354 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 0.109 Dec 2021 monthly Feb 2016 - Dec 2021
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 3.672 Jan 2022 monthly May 2001 - Jan 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 657.480 Jan 2022 monthly Dec 1990 - Jan 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 586.459 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Jan 2022
Exports (USD mn) 34,998.000 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Exports: IG: Plastic Materials and Their Products (USD mn) 5,639.000 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Exports: Industrial Goods (IG) (USD mn) 33,233.350 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
Exports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 4,661.620 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Germany (USD mn) 233.060 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Iraq (USD mn) 7,448.430 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Russia (USD mn) 504.580 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: China (USD mn) 9,077.120 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Mineral Products, Fuels, Industrial Oils and Grease (MP) (USD mn) 487.690 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Imports: Foodstuffs and Live Animals (FA) (USD mn) 7,670.380 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Imports: Machinery and Transportation Vehicles (MT) (USD mn) 13,616.510 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Imports: Miscellaneous Finished Products (MF) (USD mn) 1,455.590 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Imports: Chemicals (USD mn) 6,212.880 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
Imports: Natural Gas (Cub m bn) 0.300 2021 yearly 1974 - 2021
Imports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 9,757.790 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Russia (USD mn) 1,070.260 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: China (USD mn) 9,843.010 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Turkey (USD mn) 4,400.090 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Germany (USD mn) 1,851.170 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 156.0 2018 yearly 1997 - 2018
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -707.7 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -0.1 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,224.0 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.1 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 164.500 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.0 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 9,142.1 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 1.0 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 1,966.2 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 0.2 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 9.784 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
BoP: CA: Income: Debit (USD mn) 1,747.100 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: CF: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) -5,969.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Goods (USD mn) 3,235.800 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Current Transfers (USD mn) 654.500 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Errors and Omissions (USD mn) -817.000 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
BoP: CA: Income (USD mn) -599.300 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Current Transfers: Debit (USD mn) 342.100 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Income: Credit (USD mn) 1,147.800 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: CF: Capital Account: Credit (USD mn) 0.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
BoP: CA: Services (USD mn) -3,998.700 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
BoP: CA: Current Transfers: Credit (USD mn) 996.600 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
External Debt: Medium and Long Term (USD mn) 7,175.900 2021 yearly 1992 - 2021
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 6.8 Sep 2021 monthly Jan 2011 - Sep 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 218,152.381 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Feb 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 1,100,959.524 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Feb 2022
M2 Growth (%) 39.7 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 2000 - Feb 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 10.0 Apr 2022 monthly Mar 2008 - Apr 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 810,159.524 2020 yearly 1973 - 2020
Total Deposits Growth (%) 41.1 2020 yearly 1974 - 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 276,897.2 Feb 2017 monthly Jan 1964 - Feb 2017
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 25.8 Feb 2017 monthly Jan 1965 - Feb 2017
Total Loans (USD mn) 236,845.352 2016 yearly 1967 - 2016
Total Loans Growth (%) 23.00 2016 yearly 1968 - 2016
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 66.06 2016 yearly 1961 - 2016
Money Supply: M2: Quasi Money (IRR bn) 37,077,900.000 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Feb 2022
Money Supply: Monetary Base (IRR bn) 5,807,500.000 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Feb 2022
Money Supply: M2: M1 (IRR bn) 9,162,400.000 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Feb 2022

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