6/13/2019
UNCTD: Macedonia with the highest growth of direct foreign investments in the region

Last year, North Macedonia had the biggest growth of direct foreign investments among the Western Balkan countries, as stated in the World Investment Report in 2019 at the UN Conference on trade and development (UNCTD).
In the Report it is stated that the inflow of direct foreign investments in the country last year reached an amount of 737 million dollars, which is a growth of 260 percent compared to the 205 million dollars of 2017.

UNCTD highlights that in the Western Balkan region as a whole, last year a growth of direct foreign investments was detected apart from the negative tendencies in this field in the global context.
On a global scale, the direct foreign investments last year reduced by 13 percent to 1.300 billion dollars, while in the Western Balkan region there is an increase of 33 percent, or 7.4 billion dollars.
When it comes to the other countries of the Western Balkan region, Serbia has a growth of the foreign investments for 44 percent, to 4.1 billion, Albania has a growth of 13 percent to 1.3 billion, Bosnia and Herzegovina has a growth of four percent, to 468 million dollars, while Montenegro is the only country in the region with a reduced direct foreign investments of 12 percent, or 490 million dollars.
Slovenia has a growth of the investments of 81 percent, or 1.4 billion dollars, while Croatia and Bulgaria are facing a fall of 43 percent, or 1.2 billion dollars and 21 percent, or two billion dollars, respectively.