Russia’s Q1 Capital Inflow Falls 18% to $36.5 Bln

Foreign capital inflow to Russia fell 17.6 percent year-on-year in the first quarter of 2012 to $36.5 billion, the Federal State Statistics Service said on Friday.

The volume of direct foreign investment fell 0.7 percent in January-March 2012 to $3.863 billion.

“Accumulated foreign capital in the Russian economy stood at $323.3 billion as of March 31, 2012, a 7.4 percent growth compared with the same period last year,” the service said.

The share of direct investment in the accumulated foreign capital edged down to 38.5 percent in the first three months of 2012 from 39.9 percent the previous year, while the share of portfolio investment grew to 3.3 percent from 3.0 percent.

The volume of other investment made on a returnable basis, which forms the largest share, grew to 58.2 percent from 57.1 percent in 2011.

Net private capital outflow from Russia hit $42 billion from January-April 2012.


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