Foreign direct investment into China rose 3 percent year-on-year to USD 21.69 billion in January-February 2019, or 5.5 percent to CNY 147.11 billion. In yuan terms, investment in the manufacturing sector rose 12 percent, with investment in high-tech manufacturing growing 9.3 percent. There was more capital coming from South Korea (35.6 percent), Singapore (8.4 percent), the US (44.3 percent), the Netherlands (174.8 percent), Germany (39.9 percent) and France (113.3 percent). In February only, FDI rose 3.3 percent to USD 9.28 billion, or 6.6 percent to CNY 62.94 billion. Foreign Direct Investment in China averaged 444.15 USD HML from 1997 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 1349.70 USD HML in December of 2018 and a record low of 18.32 USD HML in January of 2000.

Foreign Direct Investment in China is expected to be 350.00 USD HML by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Foreign Direct Investment in China to stand at 1400.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Foreign Direct Investment is projected to trend around 1500.00 USD HML in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-11-15 07:05 AM FDI (YTD) YoY 3.3% 2.9%
2018-12-13 06:45 AM FDI (YTD) YoY -1.3% 3.3%
2019-02-14 07:00 AM FDI (YTD) YoY 4.8% 0.9%
2019-03-15 03:30 AM FDI (YTD) YoY 5.5% 4.8%
2019-05-13 02:00 AM FDI (YTD) YoY
2019-06-12 02:00 AM FDI (YTD) YoY
2019-08-16 06:35 AM FDI (YTD) YoY


China Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 41.18 395.90 612.86 -320.02 USD HML [+]
Current Account 546.00 233.00 1330.85 -341.00 USD HML [+]
Current Account to GDP 1.30 1.80 10.10 -3.70 percent [+]
Imports 1311.20 1783.90 1950.97 13.88 USD HML [+]
Exports 1352.37 2179.80 2315.23 12.50 USD HML [+]
External Debt 17106.00 14206.57 17799.32 158.28 USD HML [+]
Terms of Trade 93.52 96.59 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -546.00 168.00 725.40 -1305.58 USD HML [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 216.90 124.10 1349.70 18.32 USD HML [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3054.00 2917.00 3054.00 22.96 Tens of Thousands [+]
Gold Reserves 1852.50 1852.50 1852.50 395.01 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3779.00 3789.00 4408.00 1012.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Tourism Revenues 5.97 5.40 5.97 4.13 CNY Trillion [+]
Terrorism Index 5.11 5.54 6.29 1.47 [+]
Weapons Sales 1131.00 2192.00 2606.00 3.00 USD Million [+]

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China Foreign Direct Investment

In China, foreign direct investment refer to the accumulated foreign investment in domestic companies or entities in non financial sector in a given year. This page provides the latest reported value for - China Foreign Direct Investment - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. China Foreign Direct Investment - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
216.90 124.10 1349.70 18.32 1997 - 2019 USD HML Monthly
NSA; YTD




Country Last Previous
Argentina 232.31 Jan/19
Australia 60499.00 Dec/17
Brazil 5866.15 Jan/19
Canada 17199.00 Dec/18
China 216.90 Feb/19
France 4051.00 Jan/19
Germany 3121.05 Jan/19
India 3675.00 Jan/19
Indonesia 99.00 Dec/18
Italy 2330.00 Jan/19
Japan 71136.92 Jan/19
Mexico 5029.80 Dec/18
Netherlands -24697.00 Jun/18
Russia -4245.00 Sep/18
Saudi Arabia 779.00 Sep/18
Singapore 32853.80 Sep/18
South Africa 1885.00 Sep/18
South Korea 7698000.00 Dec/18
Spain 1691.00 Nov/18
Switzerland 1088433.00 Dec/17
Turkey 10900.00 Dec/17
United Kingdom 8525.00 Sep/18
United States 51938.00 Sep/18


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