Foreign direct investment into China soared 39.9 percent year-on-year to CNY 302.47 billion (USD 44.86 billion) in January-March 2021, China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday. Foreign investment in the service industry jumped 51.5 percent from a year earlier to CNY 237.79 billion. Meanwhile, the high-tech industry advanced by 32.1 percent, of which the high-tech service industry grew by 43.9 percent, and the high-tech manufacturing industry rose by 2.5 percent. Among the main sources of investment, FDI into China increased from the ASEAN countries (60 percent), the EU (7.5 percent), while FDI from the countries along the Belt and Road surged by 58.2 percent. The data comes amid a low base last year when FDI into China dropped by 10.8 percent, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. source: Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China

Foreign Direct Investment in China averaged 468.38 USD HML from 1997 until 2021, 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 May of 2021.

Foreign Direct Investment in China is expected to be 300.00 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 510.00 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
448.60 260.70 1443.70 18.32 1997 - 2021 USD HML Monthly
NSA; YTD


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-01-20 01:30 AM Dec 6.2% 6.3% 6%
2021-02-10 02:50 AM Jan 4.6% 6.2% 4%
2021-03-12 07:30 AM Feb 31.5% 4.6% 4.2%
2021-04-15 07:00 AM Mar 39.9% 31.5%


News Stream
FDI Into China Surges 39.9% in Q1
Foreign direct investment into China soared 39.9 percent year-on-year to CNY 302.47 billion (USD 44.86 billion) in January-March 2021, China’s commerce ministry said on Thursday. Foreign investment in the service industry jumped 51.5 percent from a year earlier to CNY 237.79 billion. Meanwhile, the high-tech industry advanced by 32.1 percent, of which the high-tech service industry grew by 43.9 percent, and the high-tech manufacturing industry rose by 2.5 percent. Among the main sources of investment, FDI into China increased from the ASEAN countries (60 percent), the EU (7.5 percent), while FDI from the countries along the Belt and Road surged by 58.2 percent. The data comes amid a low base last year when FDI into China dropped by 10.8 percent, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-04-15
FDI into China Jumps 31.5% in Jan-Feb
Foreign direct investment into China surged 31.5 percent year-on-year to CNY 176.76 billion, or 34.2 percent to USD 26.07 billion in January-February 2021, China’s commerce ministry said on Friday. Foreign investment in the service industry soared 48.7 percent to CNY 141.74 billion during that period and accounted 80.2 percent of the total FDI. Among the main sources of investment, FDI into China increased from the ASEAN countries (28.1 percent), the EU (31.5 percent), while FDI from the countries along the Belt and Road rose by 26.2 percent. The data comes amid a low base last year when FDI into China fell 8.6 percent, due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
2021-03-12
FDI Into China Rises 4.6%YoY in January
Foreign direct investment into China increased 4.6 percent year-on-year to CNY 91.61 billion or USD 13.47 billion in January of 2021. Foreign investment in the service industry was up 11.0 percent at CNY 68.46 billion during that period. Investment from Japan surged 27.6 percent from a year earlier, while that from the EU rose 11 percent.
2021-02-10
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

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.