Global foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows grew in 2007 to an estimated US$1.5 trillion, surpassing the previous record set in the year 2000 (UNCTAD January 2008).
FDI flows to developed countries in 2007: US$1 trillion; fourth consecutive year with a record.
The European Union (EU) as a whole continued to be the largest host region, attracting almost 40% of total FDI inflows in 2007 (UNCTAD January 2008).
In Africa, FDI inflows in 2007 remained relatively strong. The unprecedented level of inflows (US$36 billion) (UNCTAD January 2008).
Sub-Saharan Africa received $12.5 billion in FDI during 2007, down from $13.8 billion in 2006.Both are still much higher than any past amount of FDI.
FDI into developing economies reached a record USD 471 billion in 2007, an increase of almost 30% over the previous record of USD 368 billion set in 2006(OECD).
Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa accounted for approximately 50% to 60% of developing country inflows (OECD).