Greece marked an impressive increase of 74.3 percent in foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2021, according to the Hellenic Investment and Foreign Trade Company, also known as Enterprise Greece.
Enterprise Greece recently released data issued by the Bank of Greece showing that net inflows of foreign direct investment exceeded 5 billion euros ($5,055.9 million).
Compared to 2.9 billion euros in 2020, last year saw the largest net foreign direct investment inflow in Greece since 2002.
The record levels of FDI confirm that the Greek economy is on an upward trend, the result of the successful effort made in recent years to attract foreign investment in Greece.
The increase represents a jump of 13 percent compared to the pre-COVID year of 2019 — which in itself was also a record year — with over 4.47 billion euros in FDI.