Total inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first seven months of this year amounted to €268.9 million, whereas at the same time the country's outflow amounted to €48.1 million, the preliminary data of the Central Bank of Montenegro (CBCG) showed.
Investments increased by 2% compared to the same period last year, whereas the total outflow decreased 40.1%.
The outflow of residents' funds invested abroad amounted to €11.7 million, while the withdrawal of money invested in Montenegro by non-residents amounted to €36.4 million.
Net foreign direct investment, or the difference between their inflow and outflow in the first seven months amounted to €220.7 million, which is 20.5% more than in the same period last year, according to a new CBCG Bulletin.
The inflow of foreign direct investments in the form of equity investments amounted to €129.1 million, accounting for 48% of the total inflow.
Out of this, real estate investment amounted to €84.4 million, whereas €44.7 million was invested in companies and banks.
FDI inflows in the form of intercompany debt amounted to €135.9 million or 50.5% of the total inflow. Withdrawal of funds invested abroad by residents amounted to €3.8 million.