Inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Montenegro in 2009 has set a record - over one billion €. However, it does not need to weld us, but to keep us on our toes constantly. Montenegro is strongly committed to maintenance of growing trend of growing investment and this dedication implies fewer mistakes and compromises, faster decision making and of course reduction of bureaucracy.
The total amount of direct foreign investments in 2014 was 498 million € and is 19 million more against 2013. By this indicator, Montenegro is still far ahead of other countries in the region. The easiest way to understand the general decline of FDI is to put blame on the global economic crisis. However, there is a lot of space for improvement in dynamics of decision - making, as well as in system corrections, which confirms the data on lost investments; investments that were not implemented mainly for the reason of slow administration. Thanks to investments in the tourism sector, the southern part of Montenegro improved, and northern part is still significantly behind, it had a stable share of FDI moving in the range of 6.3% - 8.1% of total FDI in Montenegro. The inflow of foreign investment in 2015 depends on the willingness to carry out big projects.
In Montenegro, there are investors from 102 countries, leading countries are: Russia, Italy, Norway, Austria, Hungary and United Kingdom. Taxes, which certainly are very important, are not the only aspect of business climate that interest foreign investors. Free trade, rule of law, smaller state role in economy are also very important. Government of Montenegro in cooperation with the economic subjects is managing to reach those goals through dedicated work and willingness to change towards European and global values.