Investors in Ecuador assume a few risks, including those who are already in the country as those who bring money from outside. 2015 statistics confirm that the investment continues to prefer existing business than new projects. Thus, capital increases are 84.2% of a total of 2.993 million dollars that were collected last year.
Business registrations collected $ 179 million from January to December, compared to $ 2,523 million for the extension (without adding those contained in the minutes).
In addition, for the second consecutive year, foreign direct investment in the country loses weight. That does not mean this has dropped. On the contrary, in 2015 952.2 million from abroad were received versus 880.3 in 2014 549.3 or versus 2013. What happens is that domestic investors have been more numerous. Thus, FDI of 2015 represents the 31.8% of total investment. In 2014, it was 38.5% and in 2013, 43.8%.