MOSCOW, 22 September (BelTA) – The highest flow of mutual direct investments in the Eurasian Economic Union can be observed in Belarus, BelTA learned from Iya Malkina, a spokeswoman of the Eurasian Economic Commission, on 22 September.
According to the Statistics Department of the Eurasian Economic Commission, the net inflow of mutual direct investments in the Eurasian Economic Union totaled $663.2 million in Q1 2021 or 93% as against Q1 2020.
The mutual direct investments primarily manifest as investments in the capital of companies, including the reinvestment of profits, investments in equities and shares of investment funds. The largest inflow of mutual direct investments can be seen in Belarus ($501 million) and Kazakhstan ($137 million). Russia still remains the main investor.
A total of $7.1 billion was invested in the Eurasian Economic Union by all the countries of the world in Q1 2021. The share of mutual investments in the total figure rose to 9%. Such indicators can be viewed as rapid recovery of business activity in the Eurasian Economic Union if compared to a considerable decrease in mutual direct investments in 2020, the official said.