图3和4相比，在其他四个国家的FDI和ODI的比率。该图主要集中在1985年后的趋势，因为当时的全球化浪潮已经开始促进投资在其他国家的想法。在此之前，大多数金砖国家基本上是封闭的，专注于内部发展模式。在这种情况下，巴西有一个混合的偏好，因为该比例保持振荡的小数区，偶尔振幅接近或大于1。另一方面，印度一直保持着一个分数比例，更多地关注吸引外国投资的外来投资。这可能主要是由于印度发展模式的社会主义和内向。不过俄罗斯已经比的好处，吸引FDI的最年对外直接投资比。这可能是由于事实上，俄罗斯不是一个非常吸引人的外国直接投资的位置，由于其挣扎的增长幅度，它也一直热衷于投资于其他国家。南非主要有一个分数比ODI / FDI除了当年FDI下滑厉害将比喷550。
As is evident from the graph, there was virtually no FDI or ODI in the 1970s. However, since the 1980s, China has had a consistently increasing ratio till the early 1990s. After a decline, the ratio started increasing again from 2002, and has been on a consistent rise. Yet, the ratio is still far below 1. It implies that while China has started following the trend of developed nations by consistently working on the ODI, it still has a long way to go.
When compared against the other developing countries, it can be seen that among all the BRICS nations (Figure 4), no other country has been as consistent as China in increasing their outward FDI (OFDI). Russia comes quite close to China in the OFDI domain but it has a very fluctuating outflow of FDI from the economy. Both Brazil and South Africa show huge peaks and troughs in their data but even then, they do not come close to China. The second most populous country, India has levelled off in the recent years when in this domain.
The figure 3 and 4 compares the ratio of ODI and FDI in the other four countries. The graph focuses largely on the trend in the years after 1985 because that’s when the wave of globalization had started promoting the idea of investing in other countries. Prior to that, most of the BRICS nations were largely closed and focused on an internal model of development. Brazil has had a mixed preference in this case because the ratio keeps oscillating in the fractional zone, with occasional amplitude of near to or greater than 1. India on the other hand, has maintained a fractional ratio focusing more on attracting inward investment that investing abroad. That can be due to largely socialistic and inward approach of the Indian development models. Russia however has been on the upside of the ratio, attracting more ODI than FDI in most years. That can be due to the fact that Russia is not a very attractive location for FDI due to its struggling pitch of growth, and it also has consistently been keen on investing in the other countries. South Africa has mostly had a fractional ratio of ODI/FDI except for the year when the FDI fell badly bringing the ratio to a spurting 550.