TThe US is the leading destination market for greenfield chemicals and plastics FDI, while it is also the top source market. GlobalData’s chemicals and plastics foreign direct investment (FDI) report highlights the current trends in chemicals and plastics foreign investments. Buy the report here.

Between 2019 and 2022, the chemicals and plastics sector was the thirteenth largest FDI sector in terms of the number of greenfield investments. The chemicals and plastics sector accounts for 3.1% of global greenfield FDI projects.

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Greenfield foreign direct investment is when a company invests abroad to establish a new physical presence or expand an existing operation. Greenfield investments create jobs and/or involve a capital investment into the foreign location. Other forms of FDI, such as mergers and acquisitions, are not included as part of this definition.

Combined, the top ten destination countries account for 57.3% of total chemicals and plastics FDI projects.

The leading destination country for chemicals and plastics FDI is the US. China, Germany and Turkiye are also popular chemicals and plastics investment hubs.

According to GlobalData’s FDI Projects database, Germany-based companies were the leading source of greenfield chemicals and plastics investments into the US.

With respect to outbound FDI, the US was the leading chemicals and plastics source market. US-based companies held a 18.4% share of total outbound chemicals and plastics FDI projects. Germany, Japan, the UK and France are also top source markets for chemicals and plastics FDI.

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