Foreign direct investment may be attempted to gain the benefits of countries that are rich in natural resources such as oil and minerals. A market analysis is the best way to start off, when firms are considering foreign direct investment. Often foreign direct investment brings along the fact that procurement of properties, buildings, and labour can be obtained at a fraction of the cost in host countries than would be the case within the company's home country. Large amounts of potential customers will find out about your firm when you undertake foreign direct investment. It is advisable for many firms to participate in foreign direct investment, it can provide a source of new technologies, capital, processes and products. Many countries have lower transportation costs, benefiting the firms that give foreign direct investment to a great extent. Foreign direct investment may open a wide spectrum of opportunities in the trading of goods and services in the host country both in terms of import and export production.