Foreign direct investment into China rose 3.2 percent year-on-year to USD 89.26 billion in January-August 2019, or 6.9 percent to CNY 604.04 billion. In yuan terms, foreign investment in high-tech industries surged 39.3 percent and accounted for 28.9 percent of the total FDI, with investment in high-tech services rising 58.4 percent. Among the main sources of investment, FDI into China increased mainly from South Korea (45.3 percent), while FDI from the countries along the Belt and Road maintained steady growth of 6.3 percent. FDI in August alone rose 3.6 percent to CNY 70.89 billion. Foreign Direct Investment in China averaged 448.12 USD HML from 1997 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 1349.66 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 1000.00 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 720.00 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
2019-06-13 07:00 AM FDI (YTD) YoY May 6.8% 6.4% 5.9%
2019-07-11 07:00 AM FDI (YTD) YoY Jun 7.2% 6.8% 7%
2019-08-14 03:00 AM FDI (YTD) YoY Jul 7.3% 7.2% 7.5%
2019-09-12 07:00 AM FDI (YTD) YoY Aug 6.9% 7.3% 6.5%
2019-10-18 07:00 AM FDI (YTD) YoY Sep 6.9%
2019-11-15 07:00 AM FDI (YTD) YoY Oct
2019-12-13 07:00 AM FDI (YTD) YoY Nov


China Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 348.30 445.80 612.86 -320.02 USD HML [+]
Current Account 570.00 490.14 1330.85 -341.00 USD HML [+]
Current Account to GDP 0.40 1.30 10.10 -3.70 percent [+]
Imports 1799.70 1769.50 1951.34 13.88 USD HML [+]
Exports 2148.00 2215.30 2315.23 12.50 USD HML [+]
External Debt 19652.14 17106.00 19652.14 158.28 USD HML [+]
Terms of Trade 99.24 95.83 118.33 81.75 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -570.00 387.52 725.40 -1305.58 USD HML [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 892.60 788.01 1349.66 18.32 USD HML [+]
Tourist Arrivals 3054.00 2917.00 3054.00 22.96 Tens of Thousands [+]
Gold Reserves 1936.49 1926.53 1936.49 395.01 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 3822.00 3823.00 4408.00 1012.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.11 5.54 6.29 1.47 [+]
Tourism Revenues 5.97 5.40 5.97 4.13 CNY Trillion [+]
Weapons Sales 1040.00 1227.00 2605.00 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 September of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
892.60 788.01 1349.66 18.32 1997 - 2019 USD HML Monthly
NSA; YTD




Country Last Previous
Argentina 179.91 Jul/19
Australia 80891.00 Dec/18
Brazil 7657.89 Jul/19
Canada 21668.00 Jun/19
China 892.60 Aug/19
France 1487.00 Jul/19
Germany 8136.87 Jul/19
India 3812.00 Jul/19
Indonesia 104.90 Jun/19
Italy 2845.00 Jul/19
Japan 12360.55 Jul/19
Mexico 5703.40 Jun/19
Netherlands -19677.00 Mar/19
Russia 10206.00 Mar/19
Saudi Arabia 1249.00 Mar/19
Singapore 39895.40 Jun/19
South Africa 11733.00 Mar/19
South Korea 6704915.00 Jun/19
Spain -1628.00 Jun/19
Switzerland 1088433.00 Dec/17
Turkey 13200.00 Dec/18
United Kingdom -15010.00 Mar/19
United States 51113.00 Jun/19


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