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Global investment drops 20%; Brazil is the fourth largest destination

The data were released by the OECD

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  • Between January and June, FDI flow stood at $572 billion;
  • The lower level of investment in the United States, in addition to the trade war between the country and China, are some of the factors that influenced the drop in global investment, according to the OECD.

According to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), published by the Valor Econômico newspaper, Brazil was the fourth country to receive more foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first half of 2019. However, in the first six months of this year, investment volume fell by 20% over the same period last year.

Between January and June, FDI flow stood at $572 billion. The lower level of investment in the United States, in addition to the trade war between the country and China, are some of the factors that influenced the drop in global investment, according to the OECD.

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USA, China, France, Brazil and India were the main destinations of these investments. In the US, however, flow fell $57 billion to $151 billion, while rising slightly in China, according to Valor Econômico.

In Brazil, FDI was $27 billion – $ 1 billion less than in 2018. Mexico, which ranks 10th, received $18 billion in the first six months of 2019, well over the $11 billion received in the first half of the previous year.