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Foreign Direct Investment Equity Inflows in Computer hardware and Software Sector from 2000-01 to 2016-17

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.
 
The amount of FDI in Computer hardware and Software Sector was USD 228.39 million in 2000-01. The share of FDI in Computer hardware and Software Sector in total FDI in India was 9.6% in 2000-01. The amount of FDI in Computer hardware and Software Sector was USD 419.39 million in 2001-02. It increased by USD 191 million as compared to 2000-01. In percentage terms, the increase was 83.63%. The share of FDI in Computer hardware and Software Sector in total FDI in India was 10.41% in 2001-02.
 
The amount of FDI in Computer hardware and Software Sector was USD 1359.97 million in 2005-06. It increased by USD 832.07 million as compared to 2004-05. In percentage terms, the increase was 157.62%. The share of FDI in Computer hardware and Software Sector in total FDI in India was 24.55% in 2005-06. The amount of FDI in Computer hardware and Software Sector was USD 779.81 million in 2010-11. It decreased by USD -92.05 million as compared to 2009-10. In percentage terms, the decrease was -10.56%. The share of FDI in Computer hardware and Software Sector in total FDI in India was 3.65% in 2010-11.
 
The amount of FDI in Computer hardware and Software Sector was USD 2296.04 million in 2014-15. It increased by USD 1169.77 million as compared to 2013-14. In percentage terms, the increase was 103.86 %. The share of FDI in Computer hardware and Software Sector in total FDI in India was 7.42 % in 2014-15. The amount of FDI in Computer hardware and Software Sector was USD 3651.71 million in 2016-17. It decreased by USD -2252.65 million as compared to 2015-16. In percentage terms, the decrease was -38.15%. The share of FDI in Computer hardware and Software Sector in total FDI in India was 8.4% in 2016-17.
 
The maximum annual growth in FDI in Computer hardware and Software Sector of USD 3608.32 million was recorded in the year 2015-16 during the period under consideration. The maximum annual growth in percentage terms in FDI in Computer hardware and Software Sector of 157.62% was recorded in the year 2005-06 during the period under consideration. The maximum share of FDI in Computer hardware and Software Sector in total FDI in India of 24.55% was recorded in the year 2005-06 during the period under consideration.
 
There has been a lot of volatility in the annual FDI flows in Computer hardware and Software Sector during the period under consideration i.e. 2000-01 to 2015-17.
 
Note: Amount in USD million.
 
 
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