Between January 2003 and October 2009, fDi Markets, a tracking service for global greenfield crossborder investment flows from fDi Intelligence, has recorded a total of 81 investment projects from 72 companies.

Coal, oil and natural gas accounted for the highest number of projects by sector, with a total of 18, representing 22% of the investment projects. Business services accounted for the highest number of projects by activity, with a total of 19, representing 23% of the investment projects.

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A total of 72 companies were recorded as making greenfield investments in Iraq. Orascom Group from Egypt is the top company with a total of three investment projects announced between January 2003 and October 2009. The top 10 companies accounted for 23% of the investment projects. Ramco Energy from the UK created the highest number of jobs, with a total of 1500.

The US accounted for the highest number of greenfield projects in Iraq, with 16 projects from 16 companies. This represents 20% of the investment projects and 22% of all inward investor companies in Iraq. The top 10 source countries accounted for 72% of investment projects and 69% of companies investing.

Dubai is the leading source city for investment, with five companies providing five investment projects. The top 10 source cities accounted for 40% of inbound investment projects and 35% of companies investing in greenfield projects in Iraq.

Baghdad is the leading destination city, attracting 22 inward investment projects from 22 companies (see table below).

CHARTS:

Industry analysis: Number of Projects by sector; Industry analysis: Number of Projects by activity; Company analysis: Number of Projects by year

Company analysis: Number of jobs Created by year; Country analysis: Number of Projects by year; Source Market analysis: by Country; Source Market analysis: by City

The cost of this supplement was underwritten by the United States government. Reporting and editing were carried out independently by fDi Magazine.