PODGORICA (Montenegro), August 9 (SeeNews) - The net inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) into Montenegro grew to 287.4 million euro ($293.3 million) in the first five months of 2022, from 168.3 million euro in the prior-year period, the central bank said, citing preliminary figures.
Total FDI inflow increased to 421.1 million euro in the first five months of 2022 from 296.3 million euro in January-May 2021, while FDI outflow fell to 133.7 million euro from 127.9 million euro, the central bank said.
The inflow of investments in companies and banks went up to 84.0 million euro in the period under review, from 65.5 million euro a year earlier, while investments in real estate stood at 158.9 million euro, up from 66 million euro in January-May 2021.
FDI inflow in the form of intercompany lending decreased to 131 million euro in the first five months of 2022 from 150.4 million euro in the like period of 2021.
The net inflow of FDI into Montenegro grew to 552 million euro in 2021, from 467.5 million euro in the previous year.
($ = 0.97981 euro)