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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Amount of FDI in China Rises, BVI the Second in the List of Top Investors

China's Ministry of Commerce has published the ten months statistics of Foreign Direct Investments in Chinese economy. From January to October, the number of newly established foreign-invested enterprises reached 30,826 – 6.78% less if compared to the same period of the last year, and the amount of utilized FDI was US$53.995 billion – up 11.15% compared to the same period of 2006.

According to the information released a month ago, FDI level in China continued to rise. In October the number of newly established foreign-invested enterprises was 2,620 – down 14.01%. However the utilized FDI totaled US$6.776 billion – that is up 13.18%.

In the current top list of countries having the largest FDI in China, the British Virgin Islands are ranking the second, with US$12.914 billion of FDI. They are preceded by Hong Kong (US$18.655 billion), which is traditionally the major FDI source for China. Other countries on the list are South Korea with US$2.945 billion, Japan (US$2.81 billion), Singapore (US$2.245 billion), the United States (US$1.987 billion), the Cayman Islands (US$1.788 billion), Samoa (US$1.457 billion), Taiwan (US$1.294 billion), and Mauritius (US$907 million).

The amount of FDI made by the top 10 countries and territories including British Virgin Islands accounts for nearly 87.05% of the total FDI utilized in China in this period.

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