Investment in Pakistan for July to Jan FY18 increases 16.15% to $ 3.905 billion

According to data released by the State Bank of Pakistan, total foreign investment during the first seven months of fiscal year 2018 increased by more than 77.3% to clock in at $ 3.905 billion. During the cumulative period under review, investment increased by more than $ 1.7 billion against last year’s tally of $ 2.202 billion.

Of the total investment, foreign private investment increased by more than 23.3 percent to $ 1.453 billion during the seven months. Foreign Private Investment composes of direct Inflows – outflows, portfolio investments in debt and equity securities.

Reviewing the cumulative period, Chinese investments in Pakistan continue to grow substantially during the seven months of fiscal year 2018. Total Chinese inflows have crossed the $ 1 billion mark, with United States in the second spot with inflows of $ 632.4 million.

However, China continues to be the leading investor in Pakistan as investments pour in under the umbrella of China Pakistan Economic Corridor.

Total Foreign Investment – Million US$

 

January

July – January

 

2017

2018

% Change

FY 17

FY 18

% Change

Foreign Private Investment

11.7

200.6

1614.53%

1178.8

1453.8

23.3%

Direct Investment

110.6

106.1

-4.07%

1532.1

1489.9

-2.9%

Inflow

195.5

167.6

-14.27%

1960.4

1889.0

-3.6%

Outflow

84.9

61.4

-27.68%

428.2

401.1

-6.3%

Portfolio Investments

-98.9

94.4

-195.45%

-353.3

-34.0

90.4%

Equity Securities

-98.9

94.4

-195.45%

-353.3

-34.0

90.4%

Debt Securities

Total Foreign Investment

37.6

201.5

435.90%

2202.8

3905.1

77.3%

 

Furthermore, Foreign Private Investment during the month of January witnessed a phenomenal uptick against last year’s January inflows. The total foreign investment during the month surged by more than 435%, with total clocking in at $ 201.5 million.

Major chunk of which came in the form of Foreign Private investments, which grew by 1614.53% to $ 200 million. Country-wise, China and United States were the leading investors in Pakistan with Chinese investments reaching $ 33.5 million and US investments reaching to $ 102.4 million.

Posted on: 2018-02-16T15:11:00+05:00