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Bilateral Trade & Investment Overview - Investments

The EU is Turkey's largest source of foreign direct investment. In the face of global financial instability, the EU remained a stable and reliable investment partner for Turkey. Accordingly, the EU accounted for about two-thirds of FDI inflows to Turkey between 2008 and 2015. The most important investor countries in Turkey are consistently EU Member States.

Key Investment Figures:

  • The EU's share of Turkey's total FDI inflow portfolio was, on average, 67.4% annually between 2008 and 2015
    • The EU accounted for 57.6% of FDI inflows to Turkey in 2015
  • On average, the EU attracted 54.2% of Turkey's FDI outflows annually between 2008 and 2014
    • The EU was the destination for 36.4% of Turkey's FDI outflows in 2014
  • As of December 2015, there were 20,585 companies operating in Turkey with capital from the EU (43.6% of all companies established by foreign capital in the country)