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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04401: Jackie Baillie (Dumbarton)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 2 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government which countries have been the largest investors in Scotland in each year since 2011-12.

Answered by: Keith Brown 21 November 2016

The Ernst & Young (EY) Attractiveness Surveys provide data on the number of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) projects by country of origin. Table 1 provides detail on the top 5 countries in terms of the number of FDI projects into Scotland for 2012 to 2015.

Table 1: Top 5 countries of origin for FDI projects into Scotland, 2012 to 2015

Rank

2012

2013

2014

2015

Country

Project

Share

Country

Project

Share

Country

Project

Share

Country

Project

Share

1

USA

41%

USA

33%

USA

47%

USA

43%

2

France

11%

France

11%

France

6%

France

14%

3

Germany

9%

Australia

9%

Japan

5%

Germany

8%

4

Japan

7%

Germany

9%

Switzerland

5%

Norway

6%

5

Norway

7%

Canada

6%

Norway

4%

Canada

5%

Source: Ernst & Young Attractiveness Surveys