China: Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars

(measure: billion U.S. dollars; Source: The World Bank)
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China: Foreign Direct Investment, billion USD

: For that indicator, we provide data for China from 1979 to 2019. The average value for China during that period was 86.76 billion U.S. dollars with a minimum of 0 billion U.S. dollars in 1979 and a maximum of 290.93 billion U.S. dollars in 2013. The latest value from 2019 is 155.82 billion U.S. dollars. For comparison, the world average in 2019 based on 185 countries is 8.22 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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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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