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Haiti Received Record-High Foreign Direct Investment in 2011: Report

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - May 7, 2012

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Haiti received $181 million in net foreign direct investment in 2011, according to estimates from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean.

That number was an all-time record for foreign direct investment in Haiti.

That represented a nearly 21 percent increase in foreign direct investment compared to the previous year, and a 376 percent increase over the net foreign direct investment in Haiti in 2009.

The only year in the last decade that came close was 2006, when Haiti received a net total of $160.6 million in FDI.

Those figures come in comparison to 2001, when Haiti received just $4.4 million in net foreign direct investment.

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