In the first half of the year 2008 in the enterprises of the Nikolaev area direct foreign investments in the sum of 44,3 mln. dollars of the USA (for the similar period of last year - 2,4 mln. dollars) arrived reports head department of statistics of the Nikolaev area. In a total amount of receipts receipts due to reinvestment of the income - 34 mln. dollars or 76,7% prevailed. Receipts in the form of monetary contributions made 9,7%, securities - 9,1%, other types (contracts on joint activity) - 4,5%. In January - June, 2008 direct foreign investments arrived from 12 countries of the world, generally from the Netherlands and Cyprus (81,2% and 9,5% respectively). The main volumes of investment arrived in the processing industry enterprises - 36 mln. dollars, from them 95% - in the enterprises for production of foodstuff and drinks. Insignificant investments received the enterprises which carry out operations with real estate, trade, agriculture, construction and hotel (0,1 - 9,1%). The total amount of the direct foreign investments which have arrived in economy of area, as of July 1, 2008 makes 184,9 mln. dollars, or 153,2 dollars. On one inhabitant of area (for the corresponding date 2007 - 95,1 dollars). More than a half of volume of foreign investments it is concentrated in the Zhovtnevy area (55%), more than a third (34,1%) - in the regional center. As it was reported, for the first three months 2008 direct foreign investments made 41,1 mln. dollars of the USA.