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Foreign investment in Angola is dominated by five countries

Five countries dominate foreign investment in Angola. According to a report by the National Bank of Angola (BNA), in the first quarter of this year, the United States of America (USA), France, Italy, China and the United Kingdom were the countries that stood out the most in terms of origin of foreign direct investment from the oil sector in the country.


The report on the Balance of Payments and National Investment Position also notes that South Africa and Belarus stand out in the non-oil sector.

"In the first quarter of 2022, the USA, France, Italy, China and the United Kingdom were the countries that stood out in terms of the origin of foreign direct investment in the oil sector. Regarding the non-oil sector, it falls to South Africa South and Belarus", reads the document.

The BNA also states that, in the period in question, the balance of direct investment was "1,358.3 million dollars in deficit, against a deficit of 1,480.8 million dollars recorded in the previous quarter, justified by the reduction in the recovery of investments in the petroleum sector".

Regarding the flows of foreign direct investment in the country, the document also indicates that they were valued at 1,509.4 million dollars, "mostly in the oil sector, with around 99.6 percent of the total value".

On the output side, the report points out that the "recovery of investment expenses in the oil sector" stood at 2,866.2 million dollars, compared to 4,294.3 million dollars in the previous quarter.

Regarding the net position of international investment, the document states that it "has improved its deficit", having increased from 24,478.6 million dollars in the last quarter of last year to 21,069.9 million dollars in the first quarter of 2022, "due to the increase in financial assets and the reduction of the country's liabilities towards non-residents".

The BNA also informs that of the categories that constitute "the country's financial assets, most of them registered increases, with the exception of reserve assets and portfolio investment, which registered reductions of around 7.1 percent and 4.9 percent cent, respectively".

Other investment accounted for 62.4 percent of total assets, followed by reserve assets (29.7 percent), direct investment (4.6 percent) and portfolio investment (3.2 percent).

"With regard to the composition of the other investment, it is important to note that commercial credits and advances represent 52.6 percent of its total value, followed by coins and deposits with 46.4 percent", the document indicates.

The report also mentions that the "stock of Angolan investment abroad" increased from 2,152.6 million dollars in the fourth quarter of 2021 to 2,246.9 million dollars, "as a result of the appreciation of some assets invested abroad".

Among the main destination countries for Angolan direct investment abroad are Mauritius, Portugal, Isles of Man, São Tomé and Príncipe and Cape Verde.

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