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