In February Pakistan witnessed Foreign Direct Investment [FDI] of $155 million, around 20 percent lower in comparison to January 2021’s net surge of $192.7 million.
According to the State Bank of Pakistan’s report, FDI fell 30 percent per annum to $1.30 billion during the first eight months of the current fiscal year as opposed to $1.85 billion reported at the same time last year.
In the month of February, the foreign private investment into the country amounted to $135.6 million, whereas $155.1 million was ascribed to equity securities.
The surge through direct investments was $191.5 million and an outflow of $36.4 million. A $21.3 million worth of investment was witnessed in debt securities under foreign public investment during the month of February 2021, which went down by 47 percent.
Investment in equities of $40.3 million was reported in January 2021.
Inclusively foreign investments in Pakistan amounted to $156.7 million, showing a decline of 35 percent as opposed to net inflows of $240.6 a million a month back.