REUTERS Foreign direct investment in Ukraine&#39;s economy (non-resident shareholders&#39; equity) amounted to US$1.871 billion in 2017. Most of the investment over the period under review came from Cyprus ($506 million), Russia ($395.9 million), the Netherlands ($262.5 million), Great Britain ($211.7 million), and Germany ($119.3 million), the State Statistics Service said. Read alsoVenture investment in Ukrainian start-ups triples in 2017, to $300 mln – Economy ministryInvestment in finance and insurance accounted for the lion&#39;s share estimated at 34.6%, while the share of investment in industry was 28%, that of investment in wholesale and retail trade was 9.5%, and real estate 6.3%. The State Statistics Service said that the data excluded reports from temporarily occupied areas in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, the city of Sevastopol, and Donbas. The National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) earlier estimated direct foreign investment in Ukraine&#39;s economy in 2017 at $2.307 billion. The amount without taking into account banks&#39; conversion of debt into charter capital was $1.8 billion. As UNIAN reported earlier, foreign investors in 2016 injected direct investment worth $4.406 billion (equity capital) into Ukraine&#39;s economy. The NBU estimates inflows of foreign investment into Ukraine in 2016 at $3.4 billion, including $1.1 billion in monetary investment, since the lion&#39;s share of investment was related to the conversion by foreign banks of their loans from parent banks into capital.