Germany jumps to number two in FDI index

Press Release

Apr 19, 2017


Brexit disruptions affect FDI order

Berlin (GTAI) – A new study from consultancy firm AT Kearney has placed Germany at number two, behind the USA, in the ranking of attractive countries for foreign direct investment (FDI).

The study indicates that the planned exit of the United Kingdom from the EU has increased interest in Germany as a preferred FDI location. In 2016, Germany was ranked only at number four, up from 7th in 2013.

The study examines attractiveness of countries for foreign investors. Data in the form of answer to survey questions is gathered from 1,000 globally-operative companies.

“More and more companies are discovering how attractive Germany is for FDI,” said Dr. Benno Bunse, CEO of Germany’s federal economic development agency Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI).

“Germany has a steadily-growing economy, a stable political environment and transparent regulations. And we clearly benefit from being established within the world’s largest single market economy.”