Good flow of EAEU investments to Belarus

MOSCOW, September 22nd (BelTA) – The highest flow of mutual direct investments in the Eurasian Economic Union can be observed in Belarus, BelTA learned on September 22nd from Iya Malkina, a spokeswoman for the Eurasian Economic Commission.

According to the statistics department of the Eurasian Economic Commission, the net inflow of mutual direct investment into the Eurasian Economic Union in the first quarter of 2021 was $ 663.2 million, or 93% compared to the first quarter of 2020.

The mutual direct investment manifests itself primarily as investments in the capital of companies, including reinvestment of profits, investments in stocks and shares in mutual funds. The largest inflows of mutual direct investment are in Belarus ($ 501 million) and Kazakhstan ($ 137 million). Russia remains the main investor.

A total of 7.1 billion US dollars was invested in the Eurasian Economic Union by all countries in the world in the first quarter of 2021. The share of mutual investments in the total rose to 9%. Such indicators can be viewed as a rapid recovery in business activity in the Eurasian Economic Union compared to a significant drop in mutual direct investment in 2020, the official said.

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