Great War Statistics – British Investment Overseas

railways

  World In Europe
Britain 44.0% 5.2%
France 19.8% 51.9%
Germany 12.8% 44.0%
USA 7.7% 20.0%

1 World Foreign Investment 1913

World = % all of foreign investment worldwide

In Europe = % of which in Europe

Eg. 44% of all foreign investment in the world originated in Britain, but only 5.3% of that was in Europe. France on the other hand contributed 19.8% of world investment, but 51.9% of it was in Europe

 

$m %
Anglo America 6,347 34.2%
Latin America 3,783 20.4%
Africa 2,262 12.2%
Australia and New Zealand 2,082 11.2%
India 1,894 10.2%
Asia – Other 1,329 7.2%
Europe 876 4.7%
Total 18,573

2 British Overseas Investments 1913 $ – By Geography

 

Sector $m %
Railways 7,605 40.9%
Government 5,535 29.8%
Heavy Industry, Mining, Oil 1,720 9.3%
Banking and Financial 1,587 8.5%
Utilities & Communications 501 2.7%
Transport inc seaborne 434 2.3%
Other Commercial and Industrial 1,192 6.4%
Total 18,573

3 British Overseas Investment 1913 $ – By Sector

Sources for statistics

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