Nepal Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

2001 - 2021 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Nepal Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

  • Nepal Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) registered a growth equal to 0.5 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Jul 2021, compared with a growth equal to 0.5 % in the previous year.
  • Nepal Foreign Direct Investment: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from Jul 2001 to Jul 2021.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 0.5 % in Jul 2012 and a record low -0.1 % in Jul 2006.

CEIC calculates Foreign Direct Investment as % of Nominal GDP from annual Foreign Direct Investment and annual Nominal GDP. Nepal Rastra Bank provides Foreign Direct Investment in local currency. The Central Bureau of Statistics provides Nominal GDP in local currency, at producer prices, based on SNA 2008. Foreign Direct Investment as % of Nominal GDP prior to 2011 is calculated from Nominal GDP, based on SNA 1993. Foreign Direct Investment as % of Nominal GDP is in annual frequency, generally ending on July 15th of each year.


Related information about Nepal Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

  • In the latest reports of Nepal, Current Account recorded a deficit of 1.7 USD bn in Jan 2022.
  • Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 52.4 USD mn in Jan 2022.
  • The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 36.2 USD bn in Jul 2021.

View Nepal's Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP from 2001 to 2021 in the chart:

Nepal Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP

What was Nepal's Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP in 2021?

Nepal Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) registered a growth equal to 0.5 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Jul 2021, compared with a growth equal to 0.5 % in the previous year. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
0.5 2021 0.5 2020 -0.1 2006 0.5 2012 % yearly 2001 - 2021

Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 7.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Algeria (%) 0.2 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Sep 2021
Argentina (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Armenia (%) 2.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1994 - Dec 2021
Australia (%) 4.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 1959 - Dec 2021
Austria (%) 5.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1970 - Dec 2021
Azerbaijan (%) -22.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Sep 2021
Bahrain (%) 1.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2018 - Dec 2021
Bangladesh (%) 0.3 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
Belarus (%) 1.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Belgium (%) 1.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Bolivia (%) 1.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) -2.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Botswana (%) 0.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2004 - Dec 2021
Brazil (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Brunei (%) -10.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (%) 1.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Cambodia (%) 14.0 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Canada (%) 2.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1961 - Dec 2021
Chile (%) -0.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2003 - Dec 2021
China (%) 2.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1998 - Mar 2022
Colombia (%) 2.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Croatia (%) 4.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Cyprus (%) -65.6 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
Czech Republic (%) 4.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Denmark (%) 3.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Ecuador (%) 0.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Egypt (%) 0.4 Jun 2021 quarterly Sep 2001 - Jun 2021
Estonia (%) 18.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
European Union (%) -2.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Finland (%) 1.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
France (%) 1.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1997 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 7.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1997 - Dec 2021
Germany (%) 4.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1991 - Mar 2022
Ghana (%) 1.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Greece (%) 2.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 42.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2021
Hungary (%) 13.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Iceland (%) 6.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
India (%) 1.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2004 - Dec 2021
Indonesia (%) 1.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
Iran (%) 0.1 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
Ireland (%) 16.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Israel (%) 6.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Italy (%) 0.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1988 - Dec 2021
Ivory Coast (%) 0.8 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Japan (%) 0.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Jordan (%) 1.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1992 - Dec 2021
Kazakhstan (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2021
Kenya (%) 1.3 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
South Korea (%) 1.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Kosovo (%) 1.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Kuwait (%) -1.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) 11.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Laos (%) 5.6 2021 yearly 1988 - 2021
Latvia (%) 35.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Lebanon (%) 3.8 2019 yearly 2004 - 2019
Lithuania (%) 4.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Luxembourg (%) -290.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Macau SAR, China (%) -27.8 2020 yearly 1982 - 2020
North Macedonia (%) -2.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Malawi (%) 0.4 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Malaysia (%) 2.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Malta (%) 23.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Mauritius (%) 87.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Mexico (%) 1.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2021
Moldova (%) 1.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Mongolia (%) 23.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Montenegro (%) 15.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Dec 2021
Morocco (%) 2.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
Mozambique (%) 22.7 2020 yearly 1986 - 2020
Nepal (%) 0.5 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Netherlands (%) -37.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2021
New Zealand (%) 2.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2021
Nigeria (%) -0.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Sep 2021
Norway (%) -2.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Oman (%) 3.9 2020 yearly 1970 - 2020
Pakistan (%) 0.5 2021 yearly 1977 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 1.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Panama (%) 3.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
Paraguay (%) 0.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Peru (%) 3.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2021
Philippines (%) 2.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Poland (%) 2.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Portugal (%) 2.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2021
Qatar (%) -1.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
Romania (%) 1.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Russia (%) 2.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1994 - Dec 2021
Saudi Arabia (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2021
Serbia (%) 6.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2013 - Dec 2021
Singapore (%) 25.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
Slovakia (%) 1.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2021
Slovenia (%) -0.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Dec 2021
South Africa (%) 1.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1985 - Dec 2021
Spain (%) -2.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1980 - Dec 2021
Sri Lanka (%) 0.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
Sudan (%) 1.0 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Sweden (%) 4.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1982 - Dec 2021
Switzerland (%) -1.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Syria (%) 1.2 2011 yearly 1990 - 2011

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -10.0 2018 yearly 2012 - 2018
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 157.985 Sep 2021 quarterly Jun 2017 - Sep 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 412.623 Jun 2019 quarterly Sep 1997 - Jun 2019
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 19.1 2018 yearly 2001 - 2018
National Government Debt (USD mn) 9,555.9 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 27.2 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Forecast: Government Expenditure (NPR bn) 2,351.076 2027 yearly 2000 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (NPR bn) 4,347.674 2027 yearly 2000 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (NPR bn) 2,117.893 2027 yearly 2000 - 2027
Government Debt: Total (NPR mn) 1,047,896.800 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Government Debt: External (NPR mn) 594,926.200 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Government Domestic Debt: Annual: Bonds & Treasury Bills (NPR mn) 800,320.067 2021 yearly 1986 - 2021
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 0.000 yearly -
Trade Balance (USD mn) -1,193.3 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 1974 - Apr 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 105.5 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) -8.3 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2004 - Apr 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 3,097.301 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 10,747.117 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 250.567 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 1,298.8 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) -5.7 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2004 - Apr 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 189,890.034 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 42,289.707 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 9.185 Jan 2022 monthly Sep 1983 - Jan 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 69.676 Jan 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Jan 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 0.633 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 2013 - Apr 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 204.689 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 2013 - Apr 2022
Imports: cif: Custom Basis (NPR mn) 157,927.145 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Imports: cif: Custom Basis: Other Countries (NPR mn) 28,577.387 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Exports: fob: Custom Basis: Other Countries (NPR mn) 3,692.038 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Trade Balance: Custom Basis (NPR mn) -145,100.302 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Exports: fob: Custom Basis: India (NPR mn) 9,057.783 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Exports: fob: Custom Basis: China (NPR mn) 77.023 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 2013 - Apr 2022
Exports: fob: Custom Basis (NPR mn) 12,826.843 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Imports: cif: Custom Basis: India (NPR mn) 104,460.857 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Imports: cif: Custom Basis: China (NPR mn) 24,888.901 Apr 2022 monthly Apr 2013 - Apr 2022
Exports: Manufactured Goods Classified by Materials (NPR mn) 4,200.359 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Exports: Chemicals (NPR mn) 520.677 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Exports: Miscellaneous Manufactures Articles (NPR mn) 1,215.904 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Exports: Crude Materials Inedible: Except Fuel (NPR mn) 263.666 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Exports: Food & Live Animals (NPR mn) 1,956.224 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Imports: Machinery & Transport Equipments (NPR mn) 33,972.859 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Imports: Chemicals (NPR mn) 18,580.079 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Imports: Mineral Fuels, Lubricants & Related Minerals (NPR mn) 23,217.635 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Imports: Manufactured Goods Classified by Materials (NPR mn) 29,973.315 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Imports: Food & Live Animals (NPR mn) 17,535.568 Jul 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Jul 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -1,689.6 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -7.8 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 52.4 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.5 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 8,782.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 17.3 2016 yearly 2001 - 2016
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 360.5 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -1.400 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 473.020 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2012 - Jun 2021
NP: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2020
NP: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Assets (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2020
NP: BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 0.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1977 - Jun 2020
BoP: Reserve Assets & Related Items (RR) (NPR mn) 146,699.918 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Net Error & Omissions (NPR mn) -8,866.024 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Services: Debit (NPR mn) -49,232.232 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Financial Account (NPR mn) 60,976.563 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Services: Credit (NPR mn) 26,849.817 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers: Credit (NPR mn) 260,890.179 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Financial Account: Direct Investment in Nepal (NPR mn) 6,273.466 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Services (NPR mn) -22,382.415 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Income: Debit (NPR mn) -3,316.606 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Financial Account: Liabilities (NPR mn) 59,809.448 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Financial Account: Assets: Other Investment (OI) (NPR mn) -5,106.351 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Income (NPR mn) 9,233.116 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Exports fob (NPR mn) 55,761.259 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account (NPR mn) -202,368.802 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Goods: Import cif (NPR mn) -504,261.573 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Goods Balance (NPR mn) -448,500.313 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (NPR mn) 0.000 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers (NPR mn) 259,280.810 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Capital Account (NPR mn) 3,558.345 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Current Transfers: Debit (NPR mn) -1,609.268 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
BoP: Current Account: Income: Credit (NPR mn) 12,549.723 Jan 2022 quarterly Oct 2002 - Jan 2022
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 2.5 2015 yearly 2003 - 2015
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 267.883 2015 yearly 2003 - 2015
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 7,741.135 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 43,817.142 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
M2 Growth (%) 10.4 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 3.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 2003 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 8,405.6 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 3.000 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 2003 - Apr 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 6.5 Apr 2022 monthly Aug 2003 - Apr 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 500.565 Apr 2022 monthly Jul 1957 - Apr 2022
Total Deposits (USD mn) 33,635.870 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Total Deposits Growth (%) 14.3 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 45,002.7 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 24.2 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 30,927.486 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2001 - Jul 2021
Total Loans Growth (%) 26.85 Jul 2021 monthly Jan 2002 - Jul 2021
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 80.34 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Monetary Survey: Domestic Credits (DO) (NPR mn) 5,482,226.673 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Monetary Survey: Narrow Money M1 (NPR mn) 943,025.054 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Monetary Survey: Broad Money M2 (NPR mn) 5,337,804.213 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Foreign Reserve (USD mn) 9,138.714 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2002 - Apr 2022
Commercial Banks: Deposits exclude Interbank (NPR mn) 4,097,521.729 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Apr 2022
Commercial Banks: Loans & Advances (NPR mn) 1,945,068.90 Jan 2018 monthly Jan 2001 - Jan 2018
CB: NPL (NPR mn) 27,174.060 2015 yearly 2003 - 2015

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