More than half of the FDI stock went to the Bucharest–Ilfov region (59.3%, in 2015), followed by the Centre region (9%) and the West (8.1%), according to Foreign Investors Council.
There were no significant changes to the rankings between. 2008 and 2015, the only difference being an increase in the attractiveness for FDI of the Western region and a decline for the South Muntenia region.
The Centre and West regions received a high preponderance of FDI that went into industry, especially automotive. This is due to the proximity to the western border which reduces the cost of transport.
According to the latest report on foreign direct investment in Romania in 2016, issued by the National Bank of Romania (BNR), the FDI net flow stood at EUR 4.5 billion last year, while the final FDI stock amounted to EUR 70.1 billion at the end of 2016.