China: Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars

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 China

Foreign Direct Investment, billion USD

 Latest value 180.17
 Year 2022
 Measure billion U.S. dollars
 Data availability 1979 - 2022
 Average 99.23
 Min - Max 0 - 344.07
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1979 to 2022. The average value for China during that period was 99.23 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of 0 billion U.S. dollars in 1979 and a maximum of 344.07 billion U.S. dollars in 2021. The latest value from 2022 is 180.17 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 183 countries is 9.10 billion U.S. dollars. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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China - Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars - recent values

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China - Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars - historical chart - 1979-2022




Definition: Foreign direct investment refers to direct investment equity flows in the reporting economy. It is the sum of equity capital, reinvestment of earnings, and other capital. Direct investment is a category of cross-border investment associated with a resident in one economy having control or a significant degree of influence on the management of an enterprise that is resident in another economy. Ownership of 10 percent or more of the ordinary shares of voting stock is the criterion for determining the existence of a direct investment relationship. Data are in current U.S. dollars.


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 Terms of trade 90.22 2021 percent
 Trade openness 38.14 2022 percent
 Financial openness -1.242 2021 index points
 Exports, percent of GDP 20.68 2022 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 3,714.25 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Imports, percent of GDP 17.47 2022 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 3,137.59 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 1.00 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 180.17 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities 34,388.40 2022 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP 1.72 2022 percent
 Current account, in dollars 401.86 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP 3.21 2022 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars 576.33 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 3,306.84 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 0.15 2022 percent
 Remittances 26,105.77 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions -90,556.66 2022 million USD
 External debt 13.44 2022 percent
 Short-term external debt 52.96 2022 percent
 Short-term debt to reserves 38.26 2022 percent
 Foreign exchange reserves 3,308.47 9/2023 billion
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