News & Reports News Year 2012 October 2012 China's FDI inflow continues to drop in September

China's FDI inflow continues to drop in September

Foreign direct investment (FDI) into China dropped 6.8 percent year-on-year to US$8.43 billion in September, the Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said today.

This is the fourth consecutive monthly drop of the country's FDI inflow. The figure brought the total FDI inflow for the first nine months of the year to US$83.42 billion, down 3.8 percent year-on-year, said ministry spokesman Shen Danyang.

"Investment from developed economies including the European Union (EU), the US and Japan saw both rises and drops, but the drops have narrowed in general," Shen said.

In the first nine months, investment from the US dropped 0.63 percent year-on-year to US$2.37 billion, down from a 2.9-percent drop in the January-August period.

Investment from the EU dropped 6.3 percent year-on-year to US$4.83 billion. Investment from Japan surged 17 percent from a year earlier to US$5.62 billion, he said.