Foreign Direct Investment

Foreign Direct Investment

How much is China investing in the world?
Every Tuesday and Thursday, Inkstone Index features one important number about China to give you insight into the rising power. $117 billion: How much China invested abroad in 2019. China has become a significant investor in the world over the past two decades, mainly through buying and building business operations overseas. Last year, China was the world’s fourth-largest overseas investor, accounting for 8.9% of the money invested in foreign nations. Japan, the United States and the Netherlands were the world’s top three foreign investors in 2019. China’s 2019 investment represents a 17-fold increase from the $6.9 billion that China invested abroad in 2001 when it joined the World Trade Org