According to greenfield investment monitor fDi Markets, the number of transportation sector FDI projects into the Asia-Pacific region experienced a year-on-year decline between January 2011 and June 2015. A total of 911 projects were recorded by 349 companies in this time, creating 74,718 jobs.
During 2011, a total of 233 projects were recorded, creating 16,808 jobs by 111 investing companies. In 2012, the number of projects recorded and capital expenditure dropped by 5.58% and 11.43% respectively. In contrast, the number of jobs created during this period increased by 10.06%. During 2013, 202 projects were recorded by 114 investing companies, creating 16,017 new jobs. In 2014, the total number of tracked projects decreased by 5.94%, despite six additional companies investing, and 14.79% more jobs being created. Capital Investment also dipped in this time by 3.26%.
With six months of data published and available for 2015, 66 projects have been recorded by 52 investing companies, creating 5009 new jobs. This represents a 21.43% decrease in project numbers, compared with the first two quarters of 2014. Unless the second half of 2015 is witness to an increased influx of FDI in Asia-Pacific, it would appear unlikely that FDI within the transportation sector will surpass 2014 levels.