25 September , 2020 Fdiindia
Decline of 60% Equity Inflows in India in Q1
Reduction in the FDI equity inflows in India by 60% to $6.56 billion (INR 49,820 crore) during April-June 2020 according to the data given by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
The total amount of overseas inflows during April-June 2019 were at $16.33 billion.
The major sectors that had successfully attracted foreign direct investments in the first quarter of 2020-21 we're the services sector ($1.14 billion), computer software and hardware ($1.06 billion), telecommunications ($2 million), automobile ($326 million), and trading ($426 million).
The largest source of FDI in the first quarter in India is Singapore with a total FDI of $1.82 billion investments. The other countries that are the largest source of FDI in India are Netherlands ($1.08 billion), Mauritius ($900 million), Us ($640 million), and Japan ($412 million).
The Indian states that had attracted the highest number of foreign investments are Maharashtra, Karnataka, Delhi, Gujarat, and Jharkhand.
In the first quarter of this fiscal, the FDI inflows including the re-invested earnings valued at $11.51 billion.
Foreign investments for a country are very important as the country needs major investments in order to develop the infrastructure sector and also increase growth.