In 2017, Turkey attracted $10.8 billion in foreign direct investment, $7.45 billion of which was equity investment inflow.

Turkey FDI inflows

Source: Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey

In terms of equity investment, direct inflow from the EU amounted to $4.85 billion, constituting 65.2% of the total annual inflow to Turkey.

Turkey - Top sources of equity investment (2017)

Source: Turkish Ministry of Economy

A total of 5,720 new foreign-backed companies were established in Turkey, including 57 branch offices, while 210 domestic companies benefited from overseas participants in 2017.

Turkey - Top sectors of equity capital entry (2017)

Source: Turkish Ministry of Economy

As of December 2017, nearly 59,000 companies with international capital were operating in Turkey, including 38.3 percent linked to EU member states.

Main sectors of foreign companies operating in Turkey

Source: Turkish Ministry of Economy

Turkish Ministry of Economy issued 338 new incentive certificates in 2017 for investment projects of international investors.

Turkey - Investment projects issued in 2017

Source: Turkish Ministry of Economy