New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States: 2017
New Investment by Foreign Direct Investors:
$259.6 billion (preliminary)
Expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses totaled $259.6 billion (preliminary) in 2017. Expenditures were down 32 percent from $379.7 billion (revised) in 2016 and were below the annual average of $359.9 billion for 2014-2016. As in previous years, acquisitions of existing businesses accounted for a large majority of total expenditures.Current Release
- Current release: July 11, 2018
- Next release: July 2019
- New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States in 2017 Survey of Current Business
What is New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States?
Statistics on new foreign direct investment in the United States provide information on the acquisition and establishment of U.S. business enterprises by foreign investors and on the expansion of existing U.S. affiliates of foreign companies to establish new production facilities. These annual statistics provide information on the amount and characteristics of new investments in the United States by foreign investors.