Serbia attracted $3.44 billion in foreign direct investments (FDI) in 2020, more than 50% higher than the total FDI in Southeast Europe in the year of the COVID-19 pandemic ($6.11 billion), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report shows.
According to the UNCTAD document, Serbia ranked 3rd among transition economies in terms of FDI inflows last year, ahead of Russia with $9.7 billion and Kazakhstan with $3.9 billion.
Among the countries in the region, FDI in Croatia reached $1.3 billion last year, $1.1 billion in Albania, $529 million each in Slovenia and Montenegro, $371 million in Bosnia and Herzegovina and $274 million in North Macedonia.
Total foreign direct investments in transition economies amounted to only $24.16 billion.
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