Foreign direct investment in Macedonia increased 21.8% y/y to EUR 101.4mn in the first half of this year, according to data of the central bank. This amount is equal to 1.3% of projected 2013 GDP. In Jan-Jun 2013, the equity capital and reinvested earnings component was a net inflow of EUR 48.8mn, down 24.5% on the year.
The breakdown across countries shows that in the first six months of this year, the largest direct investment inflows came from the UK (EUR 37.6mn), Austria (EUR 25.7mn) and Turkey (EUR 10mn). Across sectors, the largest inflow, of EUR 40.4mn, went to the manufacturing of motor vehicles.
In June alone, foreign direct investment in the Balkan country was EUR 21mn, higher than a net inflow of EUR 13.9mn in June 2012.
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