Foreign direct investment into China rose 2.6 percent year-on-year to CNY 619.78 billion or USD 89 billion in the first eight months of 2020. It compares with USD 89.26 a year earlier. Considering August only, FDI jumped 18.7 percent to CNY 84.13 billion or USD 12.31 billion.

Foreign Direct Investment in China averaged 459.55 USD HML from 1997 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 1367.10 USD HML in December of 2019 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 September of 2020. source: Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China

Foreign Direct Investment in China is expected to be 850.00 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 1350.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the China Foreign Direct Investment is projected to trend around 1500.00 USD HML in 2021, according to our econometric models.

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China Foreign Direct Investment

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
890.00 769.80 1367.10 18.32 1997 - 2020 USD HML Monthly
NSA; YTD


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-06-18 07:00 AM May -3.8% -6.1% -2%
2020-07-16 07:00 AM Jun -1.3% -3.8% -3.1%
2020-08-13 08:30 AM Jul 0.5% -1.3% -0.4%
2020-09-11 08:20 AM Aug 2.6% 0.5% 1.2%


News Stream
China FDI Rebounds
Foreign direct investment into China rose 2.6 percent year-on-year to CNY 619.78 billion or USD 89 billion in the first eight months of 2020. It compares with USD 89.26 a year earlier. Considering August only, FDI jumped 18.7 percent to CNY 84.13 billion or USD 12.31 billion.
2020-09-11
FDI Into China Rises 0.5% in the First 7 Months of 2020
Foreign direct investment into China rose 0.5 percent year-on-year to CNY 535.65 billion or USD 77.16 billion in the first seven months of 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Considering July only, FDI jumped 15.8 percent to CNY 63.47 billion.
2020-08-13
China FDI Continues to Fall
Foreign direct investment into China dropped 1.3 percent year-on-year to CNY 472.18 billion in the first six months of 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Non-financial outbound direct investment fell 0.7 percent to CNY 362.14 billion yuan. Considering June only, FDI increased 7.1 percent to CNY 117 billion. The Chinese Commerce Ministry said there are still many uncertainties affecting foreign investment in the second half of the year and that he will study to roll out a flurry of new measures to stabilise trade.
2020-07-16
China FDI Falls 3.8% in the First 5 Months of 2020
Foreign direct investment into China dropped 3.8 percent year-on-year to CNY 355.18 billion in the first five months of 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Non-financial outbound direct investment fell 1.6 percent to CNY 296.27 billion yuan. Considering May only, FDI increased 7.5 percent to CNY 68.63 billion.
2020-06-18

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.