On May 20, 2022, Ministry of Commerce and Industry has published the Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) data for the financial year 2021-22.
In the Financial Year 2021-22, India has recorded highest ever annual FDI inflow of USD 83.57 billion.
FDI inflow has increased by 23% post-Covid (March, 2020 to March 2022: USD 171.84 billion) in comparison to FDI inflow reported pre-Covid (February, 2018 to February, 2020: USD 141.10 billion) in India.
FDI inflow to India has almost doubled in the last seven years. In 2014-2015, FDI inflow in India was $45.15 billion, which rose to $83.57 billion in the FY 2021-22.
FDI inflow ($83.57 billion) in 2021-22 was higher by $1.60 billion when compared with the previous year’s $81.97 billion.
FDI Equity inflow in Manufacturing Sectors have increased by 76% in FY 2021-22 (USD 21.34 billion) compared to previous FY 2020-21 (USD 12.09 billion).
Under the sector `Computer Software & Hardware’, the major recipient states of FDI Equity inflow are Karnataka (53%), Delhi (17%) and Maharashtra (17%) during FY 2021-22.
Karnataka is the top recipient state with 38% share of the total FDI Equity inflow during the FY 2021-22 followed by Maharashtra (26%) and Delhi (14%).
Majority of the equity inflow of Karnataka has been reported in the sectors `Computer Software & Hardware’ (35%), Automobile Industry (20%) and `Education’ (12%) during the FY 2021-22.
The steps taken by the Government during the last eight years have borne fruit as is evident from the ever-increasing volumes of FDI inflow being received into the country, setting new records.