KARACHI: The inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Pakistan has declined by two per cent to $1.28 billion during first nine months (July-March) 2021/2022, according to detail released by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) on Tuesday.
The country recorded the FDI inflow to the tune of $1.31 billion in the corresponding months of the last fiscal year.
The portfolio investment recorded 30 per cent decline during the first nine months of the fiscal year 2021/2022. The capital market witnessed outflow of $341.7 million during the period under review as compared with $262.7 million during the same period of the last fiscal year.
The total inflow of private foreign investment recorded 10 per cent decline to $943.4 million during July – March 2021/2022 as compared with $1.048 billion in the corresponding period of the last fiscal year.
The country witnessed massive jump in inflows under debt securities. The country received funds worth $502.6 million through sale of securities in the international markets during the first nine months of the current fiscal year as compared with $3.5 million outflows in the same period of the last fiscal year.
The total foreign investment, including debt securities, grew by 38.4 per cent to $1.446 billion during July – March 2021/2022 as compared with $1.045 billion in the corresponding months of the last fiscal year.