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Delhi-NCR gets 25% of FDI in Apr-Dec 2018-19, overtakes Maharashtra

FDI worth $8.3 billion was reported in the national capital region during the nine-month period ending December 2018. While Maharashtra region received $8 billion in the same period

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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Delhi, parts of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana account for about one-fourth of (FDI) received by the country during April-December 2018-19, according to the government data.

On the other hand Maharashtra, and accounted for about 24 per cent of the total during the period. The data is based on information provided by companies to regional offices of the and does not necessarily means that investments have been made in that particular area. worth $8.3 billion was reported in the national capital region during the nine-month period ending December 2018.

While region received $8 billion in the same period. The other regions where foreign inflows reported include Bangalore ($4.44 billion), Chennai ($2 billion), Ahmedabad ($1.67 billion) and Kanpur ($26 million). During this period, total foreign investments in India declined by 7 per cent to $33.5 billion. The key sectors that received the maximum foreign investment during the nine months of the fiscal include services, computer software and hardware, telecommunications, trading, chemicals, and automobiles. Singapore was the largest source of during April-December 2018-19 with $12.97 billion inflow, followed by Mauritius ($6 billion), the Netherlands ($2.95 billion), Japan ($2.21 billion), the US ($2.34 billion), and the UK ($1.05 billion). A decline in foreign inflows could put pressure on the country's balance of payments and may also impact the value of the rupee.

First Published: Mon, March 04 2019. 15:25 IST
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