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New Investment in the United States by Foreign Direct Investors

The statistics on new foreign direct investment in the United States provide information on the acquisition, establishment, and expansion of U.S. business enterprises by foreign direct investors.

Investment Expenditures

Actual and Planned Expenditures

Number of Investments

Activities of Newly Acquired, Established, or Expanded Foreign-owned U.S. Business Enterprises

Complete Set of Tables (PDF)

Historical Data | 1980-2008

BEA reinstated the Survey of New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States in 2014 after ending the series with survey year 2008 due to budget cuts. The reinstated survey now includes expansions in an effort to better capture greenfield investments. Because expansions were not included in the previous series, the current series (starting with 2014) and the previous series (ending in 2008) are not directly comparable.