Para este indicador, El Banco Mundial proporciona datos para Alemania desde 1971 a 2022. El valor medio para Alemania durante ese período fue de 38.49 billion U.S. dollars con un mínimo de -20.41 billion U.S. dollars en 2004 y un máximo de 248.01 billion U.S. dollars en 2000.
Definición: Foreign direct investment refers to direct investment equity flows in the reporting economy. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, and other capital. Direct investment is a category of cross-border investment associated with a resident in one economy having control or a significant degree of influence on the management of an enterprise that is resident in another economy. Ownership of 10 percent or more of the ordinary shares of voting stock is the criterion for determining the existence of a direct investment relationship. Data are in current U.S. dollars.