FDI Inflows into Türkiye Surge in 2021

​​Türkiye has been one of the fastest recovering economies in the world in the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak. As a sign of the continuing investor appetite and the quick rebound, FDI inflows into Türkiye totaled USD 14.1 billion in 2021, up 80.7 percent, while FDI inflows into developing countries increased 30 percent in the same period. With this figure, which is also the highest yearly figure since 2016, total FDI inflows into Türkiye from 2003 to 2021 exceeded USD 239 billion.

With this performance, Türkiye has once again proved resilient against crises and shocks, while also demonstrating that it is a safe haven with robust economic fundamentals.  

Türkiye diversified its FDI sources in 2021 as well. While traditional FDI investments continued to originate from European countries, with around 60 percent share in total, Türkiye saw higher FDI inflows from Asian countries, the USA, the Middle East with respective shares of 23 percent, 16 percent, and 9 percent in total FDI in 2021. On a country basis, Türkiye's top five sources of FDI in 2021 were the UK, the USA, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the UAE.

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