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The productive investment foreign (net Entities Holding Foreign Securities)

has fallen to 64.2% in the first quarter compared with the same period of 2019 , up to 2.646,11 million euros gross, in agreement with the data updated Monday by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism.

This fall is in line with the descending trend initiated in 2019 that have been produced quarterly higher after record of investment reached in 2018, but assumes re-investment levels for 2015. In net terms, once granted the divestitures, the productive investment abroad has fallen to 1,212 in,95 million in the first quarter of 2020, compared to 5.933,97 million a year earlier.

By country of origin of the investment, Luxembourg has positioned itself at the head with 662,9 million gross in the first quarter of 2020, followed by Japan (498,8 million), United Kingdom (380,3 million), Germany (273,6 million), the Netherlands (264,7 million), France (121,1 million) and Switzerland (98.2 million).

The greater part of the gross investment of the first quarter has been concentrated in the Community of Madrid , with 1.685,04 million which represent a collapse of 57.4 per cent from a year earlier.

Only Andalusia, Navarra and the Canary islands have increased investment, while in the rest fell, although the declines ranging between 9.6% of Catalonia to the fall of over 90 per cent of Murcia, La Rioja, Galicia, Castilla y León, Extremadura and Aragon.