Foreign direct investment into China dropped 6.1 percent year-on-year to CNY 286.55 billion, in the first four months of 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Still, investment in the high-tech service industry rose by 2.7 percent. Among them, information services, e-commerce services, and professional technical services increased by 46.9 percent, 73.8 percent, and 99.6 percent respectively. Meanwhile, the investment from countries along the Belt and Road went up by 7.9 percent, and that from ASEAN countries rose by 13 percent. But the investment from the EU dropped by 29.1 percent. In April only, the FDI surged 11.8 percent from a year earlier.

Foreign Direct Investment in China averaged 456.08 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 June of 2020. source: Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China

Foreign Direct Investment in China is expected to be 720.00 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 2021, according to our econometric models.

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China Foreign Direct Investment

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
286.55 216.19 1367.10 18.32 1997 - 2020 USD HML Monthly
NSA; YTD


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2020-02-17 02:00 AM Jan 4% 5.8% 5.1%
2020-03-13 07:30 AM Feb -8.6% 4% 3%
2020-04-15 08:00 AM Mar -10.8% -8.6% -18%
2020-05-15 04:15 AM Apr -6.1% -10.8% -12%


News Stream
FDI Into China Falls 6.1% in Jan-April
Foreign direct investment into China dropped 6.1 percent year-on-year to CNY 286.55 billion, in the first four months of 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Still, investment in the high-tech service industry rose by 2.7 percent. Among them, information services, e-commerce services, and professional technical services increased by 46.9 percent, 73.8 percent, and 99.6 percent respectively. Meanwhile, the investment from countries along the Belt and Road went up by 7.9 percent, and that from ASEAN countries rose by 13 percent. But the investment from the EU dropped by 29.1 percent. In April only, the FDI surged 11.8 percent from a year earlier.
2020-05-15
FDI into China Falls 10.8% in Q1
Foreign direct investment into China tumbled 10.8 percent year-on-year to CNY 216.19 billion, or USD 31.2 billion, in the first quarter of 2020 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Still, investment in the high-tech service industry rose by 15.5 percent, accounting for 29.9 percent of the service industry. Among them, information services, e-commerce services, and professional technical services increased by 28.5 percent, 62.4 percent, and 95 percent respectively. In March only, the FDI plunged 14.1 percent from a year earlier.
2020-04-15
FDI into China Falls 8.6% in January-February
Foreign direct investment into China tumbled 8.6 percent year-on-year to CNY 134.4 billion, or USD 19.26 billion, in the first two months of 2020 due to Covid-19 outbreak and the Lunar New Year holiday. In February only, the FDI plunged 25.6 percent to CNY 46.83 billion.
2020-03-13
Foreign Direct Investment Into China Rises in January
Foreign direct investment into China rose 4 percent year-on-year to CNY 87.57 billion, or 2.2 percent to USD 12.68 billion in January 2020. In yuan terms, foreign investment in high-tech industries went up 27.9 percent and accounted for 35.8 percent of the total FDI, with investment in high-tech service increasing 45.5 percent. Among the main sources of investment, FDI into China rose mainly from Singapore (40.6 percent), South Korea (157.1 percent), and Japan (50.2 percent); while FDI from the countries along the "Belt and Road" and ASEAN advanced by 31.3 percent and 44.8 percent, respectively.
2020-02-17

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.