REUTERS Residents of Ukraine in 2010-2017 invested US$7.9 billion in their country through foreign structures, which accounted for 22% of total foreign direct investment in the country&#39;s economy over the period under review. Read alsoA third of businesses expect Ukraine investment climate to improve - EBA The so-called round tripping investment (when a resident withdraws funds abroad, which then return to the country as foreign direct investment) in 2017 was estimated at $270 million, the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) said on its website. The largest amounts of such investment were reported in 2010-2013, when they provided about a third of the net inflow of foreign direct investment in Ukraine. According to the regulator, more than 80% of such investment was funneled into enterprises of the real sector. The major countries involved in the said investment were Cyprus (about half of total investment), the Netherlands, Switzerland, and Austria. As UNIAN reported earlier, foreign investors in 2016 injected direct investment worth $4.406 billion (equity capital) into Ukraine&#39;s economy. Foreign direct investment in Ukraine&#39;s economy (non-resident shareholders&#39; equity) amounted to $1.871 billion in 2017.