Serbia is a country whose economy is in full expansion and in 2015 FDI level reached EUR 1.8 billion. EU countries are the main exporters of FDI’s given that 80% FDI’s came from the EU. FDI mainly targeted the following sectors: manufacturing, trade, real estate and logistics, financial mediation.
Since the year 2000, Serbia has attracted more than EUR 27 billion of foreign direct investments and grown into one of the premier investment locations in Central and Eastern Europe. A list of leading foreign investors is topped by world-class companies and banks such as FIAT, Telenor, Stada, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Delhaize, Michelin, Gazprom, Bosch, Siemens and Intesa Sanpaolo, among others.
Besides investments from the European Union, the Serbian infrastructure, electric power, food, telecom and automotive sectors are attracting attention from Chinese investors as well. In 2014, the Serbian government had announced that China National Electric Engineering Co. (CNEEC) publicized plans to invest in Serbia. During 2016, consortium consisting of CNEEC and Scarborough group signed a contract worth EUR 230 million on building a power plant in Serbia. In addition to that, a EUR 302 million section of the Corridor 11 Highway is already under construction by Shandong.