The Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant has taken the lion’s share of the foreign direct investment that came into the country in January 2015 with $735 million.
The Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant has taken the lion’s share of the foreign direct investment that came into the country in January 2015 with $735 million. The foreign direct investment that entered the country for the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant was distributed among the categories of production and distribution of electricity, gas, steam and air-conditioning. According to data compiled by Anadolu Agency from the Prime Ministry Investment Support and Promotion Agency, Turkey attracted a total of $1.79 billion of foreign direct investment in January 2015.
The foreign direct investment increased by 43.6 percent when compared to $1.24 billion in January 2014. In terms of foreign investment, Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant was followed by transportation-storage, manufacturing, mining-quarrying and financial-insurance with $334 million, $176 million, $163 million and $111 million respectively. Depending on the capital inflow of the Akkuyu Nuclear Power Plant, the greatest investment came from Russia, followed by Malaysia. Turkey attracted $10 billion of foreign direct investment throughout 2014. The foreign direct investments that came from other countries in January are as follows: $735 million from Russia, $317 million from Malaysia, $221 million from the Netherlands, $115 million from Luxembourg, $73 million from Azerbaijan, $26 million from Switzerland, $20 million from Germany, $14 million from Italy, $11 million from Austria and $11 million from Syria.