Countries in Central and Southeast Europe (CSE) show larger share of value added by foreign-controlled enterprises to their economies than their peers in western and southern Europe. They also have a higher share of foreign companies and the value added by is still disproportionately high.
At the end of 2018, the value of foreign direct investments (FDI) carried out by Polish companies amounted to USD28.5bn. Poland ranked third among the countries of Central and Southeast Europe (CSE). Companies from the Czech Republic and from Hungary invest the most.
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