FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) in China from January to June 2012

According to the statistics of MOFCOM, from January to June 2012, Newly Approved Foreign-invested Enterprises (FEIs) amounted to 11,705, down by 13.05% year on year; and the actual use of foreign investment reached US$59.089 billion, down by 2.96% year on year.

Figure 1. Realized FDI in US dollars year on year comparison for the first half of 2012.

In June 2012, Newly Approved Foreign-invested Enterprises amounted to 2,444, down by 16.27% year on year; and the actual use of foreign investment reached US$11.979 billion, down by 6.87% year on year.

Figure 2. The actual use of realized FDI in US dollars year on year comparison for the  June of 2012

In January-June, 2012, the number of newly established enterprises funded by ten Asian countries/regions (Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, ROK) was 9,169, down by 15.49% year on year, and the actual input were US$51.067 billion, down by 2.79% year on year. The number of newly established enterprises funded by US was 698, down by 3.99% year on year, and the actual input were US$1.625 billion, down by 3.2% year on year. Number of enterprises funded by EU was 848, up by 0.95% year on year, and the actual input was US$3.518 billion, up by 1.56% year on year.

Figure 3. The growth of FIEs and actual input year on year comparison

From January to June this year, the top ten nations and regions with investment in China (as per the actual input of foreign capital) are as follows: Hong Kong (US$37.33 billion), Singapore (US$4.188 billion), Japan (US$4.098 billion), Taiwan Province (US$3.44 billion), U.S.A. (US$1.625 billion), R.O.K. (US$1.278 billion), Germany (US$895 million), Swiss Confederation (US$715 million), U.K.( US$580 million) and Holland (US$579 million), total of which accounted for 92.62% of total actual use of foreign investment in the country.

Figure 4. The top ten nations and regions of FDI

Source: Ministry of Commerce Website; http://english.mofcom.gov.cn/aarticle/newsrelease/significantnews/201207/20120708251005.html

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