Dünya - Foreign direct investments (FDI) into Turkey in the January-August period registered an increase of 9.8 percent y-o-y, reaching a total of USD 8.6 billion, according to data released by the Ministry of Economy.
In the given period, the manufacturing sector attracted the highest portion of foreign direct investments with USD 2.1 billion, followed by financial intermediation sector which received USD 1.1 billion. The majority of investments, which corresponds to 63 percent, originated from the EU.
Foreign investors established 2850 companies in the first 8 months of 2014, taking the total number of foreign owned or partnered companies in Turkey to 40,506.
FDI inflow into Turkey reached USD 12.9 billion in 2013.