Net inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) dropped by 4.20 per cent in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year.
Latest statistics, released by the central bank last week, showed that the net inflow of FDI stood at $1.46 billion in July-April period of FY18, while it was $1.52 billion in the same period of FY17.
The data also showed that gross inflow of FDI stood at $2.37 billion in the first 10 months of the current fiscal year, which was $2.55 billion in the same period of the past fiscal year.
Thus, the inflow of gross FDI declined by 7.35 per cent during the period under review.
Disinvestments and repayment of loans and loss have been deducted from the gross FDI to derive the net FDI as per the sixth version of the Balance of Payments Manual of International Monetary Fund (IMF).
These components are, however, included in the financial account calculation.