FDI growth over time– Foreign Direct Investment in Myanmar is 3.8 billion by the end of 2021, according to a statement by their government.
FDI by sector –As per the Directorate of Investment & Company Administration, in 2017 Manufacturing and Real Estate were the two major investor attractions, contributing about 53% of the total FDI of the country. Whereas in 2018, Manufacturing and Transport & Communication contributed 69% of the total FDI. In 2019 though Power took the top spot with 46%. The Charts below give a break-up of the total FDI in each sector in 2018 and 2019.
FDI by country –As Myanmar continues to attract FDI, it is important analyze which countries are most invested in its economy. Charts 3 and 4, as seen below, indicate the main investing countries over a two-year period from 2017 to 2018. For regional peers like Thailand the top investor has been Japan, whereas for Myanmar the top investor has been Singapore followed by China. Other countries who contribute a fair chunk to the FDI are Hong Kong, Thailand, Japan. Republic of Korea, USA, UK and Taiwan.
Special Economic Zones – There are currently three SEZs in development: Kyauk Phyu in Rakhine State, Dawei in the Thanintharyi Region and the Thilawa in Yangon Region. In order to carry out their implementation, the Central Body, Central Working Body and Management Committee was formed under the SEZ Law.In the SEZs – free zones, promotion zones and other zones exist.
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