According to the foreign investment survey, the foreign direct investment (FDI) in Abu Dhabi has grown by 8.6 per cent from Dh81 billion in 2014 to Dh88.95 billion in 2015.
This survey was conducted by the Abu Dhabi Statistics Centre. The foreign direct investment for economic activity, the portfolio and other investments.
The growth seen during 2014 to 2015 is due to the increase in various economic activities. 15.1 per cent of the total foreign direct investment is attributed to the investments in financial and insurance activities that made Dh13.338 million in 2015 compared 10 Dh12.731 million, in the previous year.
In 2015, manufacturing industries received Dh17.207 million of the foreign direct investments, compared to 2014 which was Dh15.502 with a contribution percentage of 19.1 per cent in this sector in 2014.
In 2015, the foreign direct investments in water, electricity, gas and recycling has increased to Dh10.190 million (11.6 per cent of the total FDI) from Dh8.279 million in 2014 (10.2 per cent of the total FDI).
The foreign direct investment for real estate activities, such as property sales for non-residents, gained Dh23.793 million in 2015 from Dh23.513 million in 2014.
In Abu Dhabi, 3.6 per cent of the total FDO investments is represented by the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) investments, according to the survey.