Chinese investment in the US exceeded us investment in China

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In 2015, China’s investment in the U.S. exceeded the U.S. investment in the Chinese economy. This is stated in the report of the analytical group Rhodium Group and the National Committee on us-China relations US

In 2015 (the latest available data in the report), FDI from the US to China totaled $13.1 billion, according to the report, the Rhodium Group and the American NGO “national Committee on U.S.-China relations,” (NCUSCR), called “Bilateral movement: 25 years of U.S.-China direct investment.” During the same period, China’s investment amounted to $15.3 billion, the report notes that this was the first case in the history of direct investments between the two countries when investments from China in the United States exceeded the investment in the opposite direction.

In the report, the Rhodium Group and NCUSCR called about 6.7 thousand investment deals of us companies in China in the period from 1990 to 2015 are estimated at $228 billion, the Total volume of Chinese investment in 25 years is significantly lower — $64 billion by 1.2 thousand transactions.

According to the report, employees of American companies in China are more than 1.6 million citizens of China, while Chinese investment in U.S. create more than 100 thousand jobs in almost all States of the USA.

According to Bloomberg, the figures given in the report, significantly higher than official statistics. According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, total U.S. investment since the beginning of 1990-ies amounted to $75 billion (the Chinese official statistics say about $70 billion). The volume of Chinese investment, according to the us Department of Commerce of the PRC, amounted to $41 billion, according to statistics from the us — $21 billion.

According to official statistics, China in the first ten months of 2016, compared to the same period last year the volume of China’s foreign investments grew by 53%, to $140 billion Investment in China increased by only 4.2% ($96,9 billion).

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