Foreign direct investment into China increased 6.2 percent year-on-year to a record high of CNY 999.98 billion or USD 144.37 billion in 2020. Foreign investment in the services industry was up 13.9 percent at CNY 776.8 billion during that period, while that in the high-tech service sector surged 28.5 percent. Investment from the Netherlands jumped 47.6 percent from a year earlier, while that from Britain rose 30.7 percent. Considering December only, FDI rose 8.4 percent to USD 14.90 billion, the ninth consecutive month of growth. The Chinese Commerce Ministry said that the country managed to emerge from COVID-19 and meet its target of stabilizing foreign investment in 2020, bucking the downward trend in global foreign investment. source: Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China

Foreign Direct Investment in China averaged 470.53 USD HML from 1997 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 1443.70 USD HML in December of 2020 and a record low of 18.32 USD HML in January of 2000. 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 - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on February of 2021.

Foreign Direct Investment in China is expected to be 1300.00 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 1500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Foreign Direct Investment is projected to trend around 1500.00 USD HML in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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China Foreign Direct Investment

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
1443.70 1372.00 1443.70 18.32 1997 - 2020 USD HML Monthly
NSA; YTD


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-10-16 08:40 AM Sep 5.2% 2.6% 3.7%
2020-11-16 12:30 AM Oct 6.4% 5.2% 2.5% 3%
2020-12-15 06:15 AM Nov 6.3% 6.4% 7.6%
2021-01-20 01:30 AM Dec 6.2% 6.3% 6%


News Stream
FDI into China Rises to Record High
Foreign direct investment into China increased 6.2 percent year-on-year to a record high of CNY 999.98 billion or USD 144.37 billion in 2020. Foreign investment in the services industry was up 13.9 percent at CNY 776.8 billion during that period, while that in the high-tech service sector surged 28.5 percent. Investment from the Netherlands jumped 47.6 percent from a year earlier, while that from Britain rose 30.7 percent. Considering December only, FDI rose 8.4 percent to USD 14.90 billion, the ninth consecutive month of growth. The Chinese Commerce Ministry said that the country managed to emerge from COVID-19 and meet its target of stabilizing foreign investment in 2020, bucking the downward trend in global foreign investment.
2021-01-20
FDI Into China Rises 6.3% in Jan-November
Foreign direct investment into China increased 6.3 percent year-on-year to CNY 899.38 billion or USD 137.20 billion in the January-November 2020 period. Considering November only, FDI rose 5.5 percent to CNY 98.7 billion, or USD 15 billion, the eighth consecutive month of growth.
2020-12-15
FDI Into China Rises at Faster Pace
Foreign direct investment into China rose 6.4 percent year-on-year to CNY 801 billion or USD 115 billion in the January-October 2020 period. Foreign investment in the service industry was up 16.2 percent at CNY 626 billion during that period, while that in the high-tech service sector increased 27.8 percent. Considering October only, FDI jumped 18.3 percent to CNY 82 billion or USD 12 billion, the seventh consecutive month of growth.
2020-11-16
China FDI Continues to Rise
Foreign direct investment into China rose 5.2 percent year-on-year in the first nine months of 2020. Considering September only, FDI jumped 25.1 percent.
2020-10-16

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.