In 2011, global foreign direct investment (FDI) rose by 16% and reached $1.66 trillion. At the same time investment flows abroad from countries of South-Eastern Europe and the CIS grew by 19%.
This is stated in the World Investment Report, prepared by the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).
The authors point out that in 2011 the transition countries more actively explore international markets, investing a total of $73 billion in them.
In 2011, outward investments from industrialized countries, mainly the U.S., Japan and the EU, increased by 25% and exceeded $1.23 trillion.
The report says that increase of the flow of investment has not led to an equivalent expansion of productive capacity.