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

Between 2019 and 2022, the glass and ceramics sector was the twenty-eighth largest FDI sector in terms of the number of greenfield investments. The glass and ceramics sector accounts for 0.2% 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 64.6% of total glass and ceramics FDI projects.

The leading destination country for glass and ceramics FDI is the US. France, Germany and Brazil are also popular glass and ceramics investment hubs.

According to GlobalData’s FDI Projects database, Japan-based companies were the leading source of greenfield glass and ceramics investments into the US.

With respect to outbound FDI, the US was the leading glass and ceramics source market. US-based companies held a 15.9% share of total outbound glass and ceramics FDI projects. Japan, France, Germany and Belgium are also top source markets for glass and ceramics FDI.

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