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

Between 2019 and 2023, the logistics sector was the sixth largest FDI sector in terms of the number of greenfield investments. The logistics sector accounts for 5.7% 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 48.1% of total logistics FDI projects.

The leading destination country for logistics FDI is Germany. The US, Poland and the UK are also popular logistics investment hubs.

According to GlobalData’s FDI Projects database, United States-based companies were the leading source of greenfield logistics investments into Germany.

With respect to outbound FDI, Germany was the leading logistics source market. Germany-based companies held a 15.8% share of total outbound logistics FDI projects. The US, France, UK and Denmark are also top source markets for logistics FDI.

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