Investments by Foreign Countries in India

By | April 26, 2016

Investments by Foreign Countries  

             Due to the continuous reforms and initiatives being undertaken by the Government the FDI equity inflow has  recorded a growth of 44%  in its 21 months tenure (June 2014 to February 2016) from US$ 43.87 billion to US$ 63.16 billion over the preceding period of 21 months (September, 2012 to May, 2014). FDI equity inflows recorded for a particular regional office of RBI, may cover more than one state Government plays an active role in investment promotion, through dissemination of information on the investment climate and opportunities in India and by advising prospective investors about investment policies. However, the investment decisions of investors are based on the macro-economic policy framework, investment climate in the host country, investment policies of the trans-national corporations and other commercial considerations. 

            To boost the entire investment environment and to bring in foreign investments in the country, the Government has brought in FDI related reforms and liberalization touching upon 15 major sectors of the economy by putting more and more FDI proposals on automatic route.

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Commerce & Industry Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

ANNEXURE – I 

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) & (b) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTIOIN NO. 177 FOR ANSWER ON 25th APRIL, 2016. 

FINANCIAL YEAR WISE FDI EQUITY INFLOWS
FROM APRIL 2013 TO FEBRUARY 2016

Sl No Country 2013-14
Apr-Mar
2014-15
Apr-Mar
2015-16
Apr-Mar
Total
    FDI
in US$ million
FDI
in US$ million
FDI
in US$ million
FDI
in US$ million
1 Australia 58.10 57.96 153.17 269.22
2 Austria 24.54 35.64 17.93 78.10
3 Bahamas 2.76 4.84 0.61 8.21
4 Baharain 3.10 16.98 15.25 35.34
5 Argentina 0.02 0.00 0.00 0.02
6 Belgium 270.67 42.03 91.30 404.01
7 Belarus 0.09 0.01 0.89 0.99
8 Brazil 1.57 0.63 1.15 3.35
9 Bangladesh 0.00 0.00 0.02 0.02
10 Bulgaria 0.06 0.99 0.05 1.10
11 Canada 11.32 91.10 103.03 205.45
12 Caymen Islands 124.35 72.16 442.57 639.08
13 Channel Islands 7.88 11.31 1.96 21.15
14 China 123.99 494.75 449.85 1,068.60
15 Czech Republic 1.35 0.41 2.65 4.41
16 Cyprus 556.72 597.97 460.44 1,615.13
17 Denmark 42.68 29.25 17.90 89.83
18 Estonia 0.00 0.18 0.30 0.48
19 Finland 13.44 59.23 39.43 112.09
20 Chile 2.90 6.26 0.00 9.17
21 France 305.39 634.62 591.18 1,531.19
22 Greece 0.20 2.47 0.13 2.80
23 Germany 1,038.42 1,124.86 942.14 3,105.42
24 HongKong 186.63 325.52 336.65 848.80
25 Hungary 6.55 0.18 0.46 7.18
26 Indonesia 1.14 11.53 1.31 13.98
27 Ireland 163.01 12.77 14.47 190.24
28 Isle of Man 7.07 0.02 0.00 7.09
29 Israel 20.08 10.22 11.84 42.14
30 Italy 196.05 219.92 277.44 693.42
31 Liechtenstein 2.97 0.09 4.89 7.95
32 Japan 1,717.75 2,084.23 1,791.44 5,593.42
33 Kazakhstan 8.70 0.00 0.00 8.70
34 Korea(North) 0.00 0.28 0.03 0.32
35 Lebanon 0.08 1.20 0.24 1.52
36 South Korea 173.85 146.54 241.94 562.34
37 Kuwait 4.76 4.19 3.66 12.62
38 Latvia 0.00 0.04 0.00 0.04
39 Luxembourg 542.61 229.50 755.57 1,527.68
40 Malaysia 88.28 96.57 72.97 257.83
41 Mauritius 4,858.73 9,030.15 7,855.46 21,744.34
42 Mexico 9.39 5.72 19.32 34.43
43 Maldives 0.34 0.00 0.01 0.34
44 Nepal 0.07 0.02 0.21 0.30
45 Netherlands 2,270.47 3,435.55 2,461.93 8,167.95
46 NewZealand 9.12 5.38 8.15 22.65
47 Nigeria 0.48 2.18 0.14 2.80
48 Norway 23.88 26.35 6.44 56.66
49 Oman 4.71 13.20 51.00 68.91
50 Panama 0.19 2.54 1.17 3.90
51 Philippines 1.41 90.17 7.48 99.07
52 Poland 45.89 4.88 0.12 50.89
53 Portugal 2.17 4.45 4.81 11.43
54 Qatar 1.80 0.50 0.80 3.09
55 Romania 1.66 0.75 0.55 2.96
56 Russia 15.57 570.34 46.07 631.98
57 Saudi Arabia 1.06 11.38 6.38 18.82
58 Singapore 5,985.10 6,742.28 13,463.68 26,191.06
59 Scotland 0.93 8.91 0.00 9.84
60 South Africa 102.64 66.28 25.30 194.22
61 Slovakia 0.00 0.14 5.45 5.58
62 Spain 327.73 262.02 151.14 740.89
63 Sri Lanka 0.92 4.55 5.17 10.65
64 Sweden 45.48 64.30 141.18 250.96
65 Slovenia 0.00 0.25 0.23 0.49
66 Switzerland 340.76 336.78 239.67 917.20
67 Taiwan 0.76 25.25 74.87 100.88
68 Thailand 60.95 30.88 42.02 133.85
69 Turkey 27.52 10.22 38.87 76.61
70 UAE 254.96 367.32 958.25 1,580.53
71 United Kingdom 3,215.13 1,446.62 873.16 5,534.92
72 U.S.A 806.35 1,823.60 3,968.59 6,598.54
73 Ukraine 0.00 2.51 1.08 3.59
74 Venezuela 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
75 Uruguay 0.00 0.86 0.00 0.87
76 British Virginia 9.11 32.79 187.29 229.18
77 West Indies 0.00 0.00 0.12 0.12
78 Country Details Awaited 3.85 0.00 9.11 12.96
79 Malta 1.26 0.60 0.00 1.86
80 Iran 0.00 0.46 0.00 0.46
81 Muscat 0.00 0.01 0.00 0.01
82 Tanzania 0.19 0.03 1.82 2.04
83 Georgia 0.00 0.00 0.09 0.09
84 Gibraltar 0.22 0.06 0.00 0.27
85 Jordan 0.23 0.32 0.68 1.23
86 Vietnam 0.00 0.08 0.14 0.22
87 Jamaica 0.27 0.00 0.00 0.27
88 Kenya 0.00 0.67 0.29 0.96
89 Egypt 1.47 0.35 1.21 3.03
90 Yemen 0.00 0.00 0.01 0.01
91 Monaco 0.00 0.00 0.42 0.42
92 Costa Rica 0.03 0.00 0.01 0.05
93 St. Vincent 0.00 1.30 2.87 4.17
94 Myanmar 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
95 Guersney 0.00 0.09 2.98 3.07
96 Zambia 0.00 0.03 0.01 0.03
97 Morocco 0.00 0.62 0.39 1.01
98 Colombia 0.01 1.00 1.25 2.25
99 British Isles 2.08 0.19 0.06 2.33
100 Virgin Islands(US) 25.13 4.76 0.00 29.89
101 Peru 0.09 0.00 0.01 0.10
102 Uganda 0.00 0.00 2.77 2.77
103 Seychelles 122.41 40.62 2.59 165.62
104 Ghana 1.74 1.48 0.00 3.22
105 Togolese Republic 0.00 0.23 0.09 0.32
106 Iraq 0.00 0.03 0.00 0.03
107 Belize 0.02 0.02 0.13 0.17
108 Cameroon 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
109 Barbados 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
110 Bermuda 2.09 14.13 3.45 19.67
111 Botswana 0.00 0.00 1.82 1.82
112 Anguilla 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
113 St. Lucia 0.00 0.00 0.09 0.09
114 Trinidad & Tobago 2.34 0.00 0.11 2.45
115 SAN MARINO 1.52 0.00 0.00 1.52
116 Paraguay 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
117 SURINAME 0.00 0.09 0.00 0.09
118 SENEGAL 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
119 MOZAMBIQUE 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
120 SAMOA ISLANDS 0.00 7.44 10.10 17.54
121 TAJIKISTAN 0.00 0.29 0.45 0.74
122 Lithuania 0.00 0.00 0.33 0.34
123 Ivory Coast 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
124 Algeria 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
125 Swaziland 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
126 Brunei Darussalam 0.00 0.00 0.09 0.09
127 Fiji Island 0.00 0.00 0.04 0.04
128 TURKMENISTAN 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
129 MARSHALL ISLANDS 0.00 0.00 0.17 0.17
  Grand Total 24,299.33 30,930.50 37,534.55 92,764.38

 

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ANNEXURE – II

 

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) & (b) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTIOIN NO. 177 FOR ANSWER ON 25th APRIL, 2016.

 

STATEMENT ON FINANCIAL YEAR WISE FDI EQUITY INFLOWS
FROM APRIL 2013 TO FEBRUARY 2016

(Amount in US$ million)

Sl No Regional Offices of RBI States Covered 2013-14

2014-15

2015-16
(upto Feb, 2016)
Total
1 HYDERABAD ANDHRA PRADESH 678.25 1,368.72 1,543.04 3,590.01
2 GUWAHATI ASSAM, ARUNACHAL PRADESH, MANIPUR, MEGHALAYA, MIZORAM, NAGALAND, TRIPURA 0.61 4.66 9.28 14.55
3 PATNA BIHAR, JHARKHAND 1.38 11.13 42.71 55.23
4 AHMEDABAD GUJARAT 859.90 1,531.15 2,114.34 4,505.39
5 JAMMU JAMMU & KASHMIR 0.23 4.06 0.41 4.70
6 BANGALORE KARNATAKA 1,891.78 3,443.89 4,072.87 9,408.53
7 KOCHI KERALA, LAKSHADWEEP 69.74 229.99 88.94 388.67
8 BHOPAL MADHYA PRADESH, CHATTISGARH 118.85 100.13 57.11 276.10
9 MUMBAI MAHARASHTRA, DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI, DAMAN & DIU 3,420.28 6,361.09 8,366.19 18,147.56
10 BHUBANESHWAR ORISSA 47.65 9.17 5.33 62.14
11 JAIPUR RAJASTHAN 38.09 540.93 49.49 628.51
12 CHENNAI TAMIL NADU, PONDICHERRY 2,116.24 3,817.69 4,488.34 10,422.27
13 KANPUR UTTAR PRADESH, UTTRANCHAL 24.78 110.36 66.50 201.64
14 KOLKATA WEST BENGAL, SIKKIM, ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS 435.98 238.60 898.24 1,572.82
15 CHANDIGARH` CHANDIGARH, PUNJAB, HARYANA, HIMACHAL PRADESH 91.23 38.57 26.81 156.62
16 NEW DELHI DELHI, PART OF UP AND HARYANA 6,241.89 6,874.95 12,383.84 25,500.69
17 PANAJI GOA 17.15 34.50 18.20 69.85
18 Not Indicated 9000 GOA 0.00 0.00 3.12 3.12
19 REGION NOT INDICATED REGION NOT INDICATED 8,245.28 6,210.91 3,299.79 17,755.97
    Grand Total 24,299.33 30,930.50 37,534.55 92,764.38

 

ANNEXURE – III 

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (c)  OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTIOIN NO. 177 FOR ANSWER ON 25th APRIL, 2016.

 

FDI policy reforms/ initiatives in last two years

 

Ø   100% FDI under the automatic route has been allowed in the specified rail infrastructure projects.

 

Ø   Investment made by NRIs, PIOs and OCIs under Schedule 4 of FEMA (Transfer or Issue of Security by Persons Resident Outside India) Regulations on non-repatriation basis is now deemed to be domestic investment at par with the investment made by residents.

 

Ø   The special dispensation of NRIs has also been extended to companies, trusts and partnership firms, which areincorporated outside India and are owned and controlled by NRIs.

 

Ø   100% FDI under automatic route for manufacturing of medical devices has been permitted.

 

Ø   In order to provide simplicity to the FDI policy and bring clarity on application of conditionalities and approval requirements across various sectors, different kinds of foreign investments have been made fungible under onecomposite cap.

 

Ø   FDI up to 100% through automatic route has been allowed in White Label ATM Operations.

 

Ø   Reforms in FDI Policy on Constructions Development sector include:

  • Removal of conditions of area restriction and minimum capitalization to be brought in within the period of six months of the commencement of business.
  • Exit and repatriation of foreign investment is now permitted after a lock-in-period of three years. Transfer of stake from one non-resident to another non-resident, without repatriation of investment is also neither to be subjected to any lock-in period nor to any government approval.
  • Exit is permitted at any time if project or trunk infrastructure is completed before the lock-in period.
  • 100% FDI under automatic route is permitted in completed projects for operation and management of townships, malls/ shopping complexes and business centres.

 

Ø   Foreign investment up to 49% in defence sector has been permitted under automatic route along with specified conditions. Further portfolio investment and investment by FVCIs has been allowed up to permitted automatic route level of 49%. The foreign investment in access of 49% has been allowed on case to case basis with Government approval in case of access to modern and ‘state-of-art’ technology related manufacturing.

 

Ø   Sectoral cap on Broadcasting sector has been raised across various activities as follows:

  • 74% to 100% in Teleports, DTH, Cable Networks (Digital), Mobile TV, HITS
  • 26% to 49% for FM Radio, up-linking of news and current affairs
  • 49% to 100% for Cable Networks (not undertaking digitisation)

 

Ø   FDI route for Up-linking of Non- ‘news and current affairs’ and down-linking of channels changed to automatic route.

 

Ø   Government has decided to introduce full fungibility of foreign investment in Banking-Private sector. Accordingly, FIIs/FPIs/QFIs, following due procedure, can now invest up to sectoral limit of 74%, provided that there is no change of control and management of the investee company.

 

Ø   Government has opened certain plantation activities namely; coffee, rubber, cardamom, palm oil tree and olive oil tree plantations for 100% foreign investment under automatic route.

 

Ø   It has been decided that a manufacturer will be permitted to sell its product through wholesale and/or retail, including through e-commerce under automatic route.

 

Ø   Government has reviewed single brand retail trading (SBRT) FDI policy to provide that sourcing of 30% of the value of goods purchased would be reckoned from the opening of first store. In case of ‘state-of-art’ and ‘cutting-edge technology’ sourcing norms can be relaxed subject to Government approval. Further, an entity operating SBRT through brick and mortar stores has been permitted to undertake e-commerce activities as well.

 

Ø   Indian brands are equally eligible for FDI to undertake SBRT. In this regard, it has been decided that certain conditions of the FDI policy on the sector namely; products to be sold under the same brand internationally and investment by non-resident entity/ entities as the brand owner or under legally tenable agreement with the brand owner, will not be made applicable in case of FDI in Indian brands.

 

Ø   100% FDI is now permitted under automatic route in Duty Free Shops located and operated in the Customs bonded areas.

 

Ø   FDI policy on wholesale cash & carry activities has been reviewed to provide that a single entity will be permitted to undertake both the activities of SBRT and wholesale.

 

Ø   100% FDI is now permitted under the automatic route in Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP) operating in sectors/activities where 100% FDI is allowed, through the automatic route and there are no FDI-linked performance conditions. Further, the terms ‘ownership and ‘control’ with reference to LLPs have also been defined.

 

Ø   Regional Air Transport Service (RSOP) has been opened for foreign investment up to 49% under automatic route. Further, foreign equity cap of activities of Non-Scheduled Air Transport Service, Ground Handling Services have been increased from 74% to 100% under the automatic route.

 

Ø   Foreign investment cap on Satellites- establishment and operation has now been raised from 74% to 100% under thegovernment route.

 

Ø   Foreign investment cap on Credit Information Companies has now been increased from 74% to 100% under the automatic route.

 

Ø   In order to achieve faster approvals on most of the proposals, the Government has decided to raise threshold limit for approval by FIPB to Rs. 5000 crore.

 

Ø   FDI Policy on Insurance and Pension sector reviewed to permit foreign investment up to 49% under automatic route.

 

Ø   In order to provide clarity to the e-commerce sector, the Government has guidelines for foreign investment in the sector. 100% FDI under automatic route is permitted in the marketplace model of e-commerce.

 

Ø   Further, Finance Minister in its Budget Speech on 29.2.2016 has announced that 100% FDI will be allowed through FIPB route in marketing of food products produced and manufactured in India. This will benefit farmers, give impetus to food processing industry and create vast employment opportunities.

 

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