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FDI Equity Inflows in Power Sector from 2000-01 to 2016-17

October 4, 2017

Foreign direct investment (FDI) is an investment made by an organization/entity in one country in an industrial/business activity in another country. FDI can take place in the form of establishing new business operations from scratch or acquiring existing business assets in the other country. FDI includes mergers and acquisitions, building new facilities, expansion of existing production capacity, etc. FDI usually involves control/participation in management, joint-venture, management expertise and technology transfer. It excludes investment through purchase of securities or portfolio foreign investment, a passive investment in the securities of another country e.g. shares and bonds.

We have seen lots of volatility in the annual FDI inflows in Power Sector during the period 2000-01 to 2016-17. We have seen a growth of 28.11% in FDI inflows in Power Sector to $ 1112.98 million during 2016-17 over 2015-16. We have seen a growth of 22.88% in FDI inflows in Power Sector to $ 868.8 million during 2015-16 over 2014-15. We have seen a decrease in growth of -33.68% in FDI inflows in Power Sector from $ 1066.08 million during 2013-14 to $ 707.04 million during 2014-15.

The amount of FDI in Power Sector was $ 89.42 million in 2000-01. The share of FDI in Power Sector in total FDI in India was 3.76% in 2000-01. The amount of FDI in Power Sector was $ 757.44 million in 2001-02. It increased by $ 668.02 million as compared to 2000-01. In percentage terms, the increase was 747.06%. The share of FDI in Power Sector in total FDI in India was 18.81% in 2001-02.

The amount of FDI in Power Sector was $ 72.69 million in 2005-06. It increased by $ 29.32 million as compared to 2004-05. In percentage terms, the increase was 67.6%. The share of FDI in Power Sector in total FDI in India was 1.31% in 2005-06. The amount of FDI in Power Sector was $ 1271.77 million in 2010-11. It decreased by $ -0.02 million as compared to 2009-10. In percentage terms, the growth was flat i.e., 0.0%. The share of FDI in Power Sector in total FDI in India was 5.95% in 2010-11.

The maximum annual growth in FDI in Power Sector of $ 831.53 million was recorded in the year 2007-08 during the period under consideration. The maximum annual growth in percentage terms in FDI in Power Sector of 747.06% was recorded in the year 2001-02 during the period under consideration. The maximum share of FDI in Power Sector in total FDI in India of 18.81% was recorded in the year 2001-02 during the period under consideration.

Note: Amount in US$ million.

Dataset URL: https://data.gov.in/catalog/foreign-direct-investment-fdi-equity-inflows

Resource Title: Financial Year wise FDI Equity Inflows from 2000-01 to 2016-17

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Source: Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion
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