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Last Published: 7/25/2017
Key Macroeconomic Data, U.S. FDI in Host Country/Economy
Economic DataYearAmountYearAmount
Host Country Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (in US$)2016$11.39  trillion2015$11.01 trillion
U.S. FDI in partner country (in US$, stock positions)2015$70 billion2015$74.56 billion
Host country’s FDI in the United States (in US$, stock positions)2015$40.8 billion2015$14.84 billion
Total inbound stock of FDI as % host GDP201416%201511.1%
Source: National Bureau of Statistics of PRC; China Commerce Yearbook; MOFCOM

Sources and Destination of FDI
Direct Investment from/in Counterpart Economy Data
From Top Five Sources/To Top Five Destinations ()
Inward Direct InvestmentAmount (US Dollars, Millions%Outward Direct InvestmentAmount%
Total Inward2,579,564100%Total Outward 100%
China, P. R. Hong Kong1,238,82348%   
Brit Virgin Islands328,08513%   
United States78,4903%   

"0" reflects amounts rounded to +/- USD 500,000.

Source: IMF Coordinated Direct Investment Survey
Sources of Portfolio Investment
IMF Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey data for China are unavailable.

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