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de Alexandra Pele , 5.10.2020
Out of this amount, EUR 110 million represent equity contribution, EUR 85 million is reinvested profit and EUR 129 million debt securities.
The balance of direct investments abroad at December 31, 2019, amounted to EUR 2.15 billion, detailed as follows: own equity amounting to EUR 1.6 billion (75.2% of the total balance) and debt securities in the amount of EUR 534 million (24.8% of the total balance).
The main destination was Cyprus – EUR 282 million, followed by Moldova – EUR 299 million, Hungary – EUR 282 million and the Republic of Serbia – EUR 114 million.
Structure of direct investment balance abroad by destination countries
* destination countries for some investments with a balance below EUR 10 million, as well as those with a balance meeting the confidentiality requirements, according to provisions of Art 36 of Law 226/2009 on the organisation and operation of official statistics in Romania, as subsequently amended and supplemented
Both FDI companies that have, in turn, direct investment abroad, as well as companies without FDI (domestic capital) and individuals who have invested in at least 10 percentage points of the share capital of a non-resident company, have reported direct investments abroad.
In 2019, the net foreign direct investment inflow attracted by Romania was EUR 5.2 billion, according to the BNR report.
The net FDI inflow in 2019 went mainly to the following fields: trade (EUR 1,804 million), industry (EUR 1,343 million) and financial intermediation and insurance (EUR 1,102 million).
In the industry field, most foreign investments was made in the manufacturing sector (EUR 980 million) and main activities benefiting from foreign direct investment were food, beverage and tobacco sectors (EUR 309 million), means of transport (EUR 214 million) and machinery and equipment (EUR 93 million).