Investments by Foreign Countries in India

By | April 26, 2016
(Last Updated On: 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 NoCountry2013-14
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
1Australia58.1057.96153.17269.22
2Austria24.5435.6417.9378.10
3Bahamas2.764.840.618.21
4Baharain3.1016.9815.2535.34
5Argentina0.020.000.000.02
6Belgium270.6742.0391.30404.01
7Belarus0.090.010.890.99
8Brazil1.570.631.153.35
9Bangladesh0.000.000.020.02
10Bulgaria0.060.990.051.10
11Canada11.3291.10103.03205.45
12Caymen Islands124.3572.16442.57639.08
13Channel Islands7.8811.311.9621.15
14China123.99494.75449.851,068.60
15Czech Republic1.350.412.654.41
16Cyprus556.72597.97460.441,615.13
17Denmark42.6829.2517.9089.83
18Estonia0.000.180.300.48
19Finland13.4459.2339.43112.09
20Chile2.906.260.009.17
21France305.39634.62591.181,531.19
22Greece0.202.470.132.80
23Germany1,038.421,124.86942.143,105.42
24HongKong186.63325.52336.65848.80
25Hungary6.550.180.467.18
26Indonesia1.1411.531.3113.98
27Ireland163.0112.7714.47190.24
28Isle of Man7.070.020.007.09
29Israel20.0810.2211.8442.14
30Italy196.05219.92277.44693.42
31Liechtenstein2.970.094.897.95
32Japan1,717.752,084.231,791.445,593.42
33Kazakhstan8.700.000.008.70
34Korea(North)0.000.280.030.32
35Lebanon0.081.200.241.52
36South Korea173.85146.54241.94562.34
37Kuwait4.764.193.6612.62
38Latvia0.000.040.000.04
39Luxembourg542.61229.50755.571,527.68
40Malaysia88.2896.5772.97257.83
41Mauritius4,858.739,030.157,855.4621,744.34
42Mexico9.395.7219.3234.43
43Maldives0.340.000.010.34
44Nepal0.070.020.210.30
45Netherlands2,270.473,435.552,461.938,167.95
46NewZealand9.125.388.1522.65
47Nigeria0.482.180.142.80
48Norway23.8826.356.4456.66
49Oman4.7113.2051.0068.91
50Panama0.192.541.173.90
51Philippines1.4190.177.4899.07
52Poland45.894.880.1250.89
53Portugal2.174.454.8111.43
54Qatar1.800.500.803.09
55Romania1.660.750.552.96
56Russia15.57570.3446.07631.98
57Saudi Arabia1.0611.386.3818.82
58Singapore5,985.106,742.2813,463.6826,191.06
59Scotland0.938.910.009.84
60South Africa102.6466.2825.30194.22
61Slovakia0.000.145.455.58
62Spain327.73262.02151.14740.89
63Sri Lanka0.924.555.1710.65
64Sweden45.4864.30141.18250.96
65Slovenia0.000.250.230.49
66Switzerland340.76336.78239.67917.20
67Taiwan0.7625.2574.87100.88
68Thailand60.9530.8842.02133.85
69Turkey27.5210.2238.8776.61
70UAE254.96367.32958.251,580.53
71United Kingdom3,215.131,446.62873.165,534.92
72U.S.A806.351,823.603,968.596,598.54
73Ukraine0.002.511.083.59
74Venezuela0.000.000.000.00
75Uruguay0.000.860.000.87
76British Virginia9.1132.79187.29229.18
77West Indies0.000.000.120.12
78Country Details Awaited3.850.009.1112.96
79Malta1.260.600.001.86
80Iran0.000.460.000.46
81Muscat0.000.010.000.01
82Tanzania0.190.031.822.04
83Georgia0.000.000.090.09
84Gibraltar0.220.060.000.27
85Jordan0.230.320.681.23
86Vietnam0.000.080.140.22
87Jamaica0.270.000.000.27
88Kenya0.000.670.290.96
89Egypt1.470.351.213.03
90Yemen0.000.000.010.01
91Monaco0.000.000.420.42
92Costa Rica0.030.000.010.05
93St. Vincent0.001.302.874.17
94Myanmar0.000.000.000.00
95Guersney0.000.092.983.07
96Zambia0.000.030.010.03
97Morocco0.000.620.391.01
98Colombia0.011.001.252.25
99British Isles2.080.190.062.33
100Virgin Islands(US)25.134.760.0029.89
101Peru0.090.000.010.10
102Uganda0.000.002.772.77
103Seychelles122.4140.622.59165.62
104Ghana1.741.480.003.22
105Togolese Republic0.000.230.090.32
106Iraq0.000.030.000.03
107Belize0.020.020.130.17
108Cameroon0.000.000.000.00
109Barbados0.000.000.000.00
110Bermuda2.0914.133.4519.67
111Botswana0.000.001.821.82
112Anguilla0.000.000.000.00
113St. Lucia0.000.000.090.09
114Trinidad & Tobago2.340.000.112.45
115SAN MARINO1.520.000.001.52
116Paraguay0.000.000.000.00
117SURINAME0.000.090.000.09
118SENEGAL0.000.000.000.00
119MOZAMBIQUE0.000.000.000.00
120SAMOA ISLANDS0.007.4410.1017.54
121TAJIKISTAN0.000.290.450.74
122Lithuania0.000.000.330.34
123Ivory Coast0.000.000.000.00
124Algeria0.000.000.000.00
125Swaziland0.000.000.000.00
126Brunei Darussalam0.000.000.090.09
127Fiji Island0.000.000.040.04
128TURKMENISTAN0.000.000.000.00
129MARSHALL ISLANDS0.000.000.170.17
 Grand Total24,299.3330,930.5037,534.5592,764.38

 

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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 NoRegional Offices of RBIStates Covered2013-14

2014-15

2015-16
(upto Feb, 2016)
Total
1HYDERABADANDHRA PRADESH678.251,368.721,543.043,590.01
2GUWAHATIASSAM, ARUNACHAL PRADESH, MANIPUR, MEGHALAYA, MIZORAM, NAGALAND, TRIPURA0.614.669.2814.55
3PATNABIHAR, JHARKHAND1.3811.1342.7155.23
4AHMEDABADGUJARAT859.901,531.152,114.344,505.39
5JAMMUJAMMU & KASHMIR0.234.060.414.70
6BANGALOREKARNATAKA1,891.783,443.894,072.879,408.53
7KOCHIKERALA, LAKSHADWEEP69.74229.9988.94388.67
8BHOPALMADHYA PRADESH, CHATTISGARH118.85100.1357.11276.10
9MUMBAIMAHARASHTRA, DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI, DAMAN & DIU3,420.286,361.098,366.1918,147.56
10BHUBANESHWARORISSA47.659.175.3362.14
11JAIPURRAJASTHAN38.09540.9349.49628.51
12CHENNAITAMIL NADU, PONDICHERRY2,116.243,817.694,488.3410,422.27
13KANPURUTTAR PRADESH, UTTRANCHAL24.78110.3666.50201.64
14KOLKATAWEST BENGAL, SIKKIM, ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS435.98238.60898.241,572.82
15CHANDIGARH`CHANDIGARH, PUNJAB, HARYANA, HIMACHAL PRADESH91.2338.5726.81156.62
16NEW DELHIDELHI, PART OF UP AND HARYANA6,241.896,874.9512,383.8425,500.69
17PANAJIGOA17.1534.5018.2069.85
18Not Indicated 9000GOA0.000.003.123.12
19REGION NOT INDICATEDREGION NOT INDICATED8,245.286,210.913,299.7917,755.97
  Grand Total24,299.3330,930.5037,534.5592,764.38

 

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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