Driven by Privatizations, Foreign Investment in Brazil Grew 26 Percent in 2019

The country climbed from 9th to 4th place among the largest destinations for Foreign Direct Investments according to the UNCTAD survey.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Brazil grew 26 percent in 2019, according to data from the Global Investment Trends Monitor, released on Monday, January 20th, by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

FDI measures the capital invested by international investors in a country. It is considered by economists as the "good investment" since the resources go to productive capital (construction of factories, infrastructure, loans, and mergers and acquisitions).

The inflow of resources to Brazil rose from US$60 (R$320) billion in 2018 to US$75 billion last year. The figure was in . . .

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