According to the Global Data Investment Monitor, Germany attracted more foreign direct investment than any other country in 2021. The Investment Monitor recorded 1537 projects, compared with 1517 for the United States in second place.
The figures were slightly lower, but basically in keeping with numbers published by Germany Trade & Invest in May.
Germany topped the list in semiconductor and data center investments. It had the world’s fifth most patent applications and by far the most in Europe. Frankfurt was the eighth most popular city in the world for FDI with 132 projects.
Other business investments of 2021 were communications and media, with a surge in 5G projects, and renewable and alternative power, which recorded an increase of 36 percent.
The US was the world’s biggest source of FDI, followed by the UK and Germany, and the online retailing colossus Amazon was the largest corporate investor.