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MOFCOM Department of Foreign Investment Administration Comments on China’s Foreign Investment Attraction Situation in January-March

Date:2017/4/28 17:50:39         Source:Mofcom

In January-March 2017, China newly established 6,383 foreign-invested enterprises, with an increase of 7.2% year on year; the actual use of foreign capital reached RMB226.51 billion, increasing 1% year on year. In March, China newly established 2,523 foreign-invested enterprises, with a decrease of 1.5%; the actual use of foreign capital reached RMB87.83 billion, increasing 6.7% year on year. The Head of the Department of Foreign Investment Administration of the Ministry of Commerce pointed out that the foreign investment attraction of China in January-March mainly showed the following features:


In industrial distribution, in January-March, the actual use of foreign investment of service industry reached RMB165.38 billion, with an increase of 7.1% year on year, accounting for 73% of the total foreign investment. Among which, the production and supply of electricity, fuel gas and water increased 62.3% year on year, the transportation, storage and postal service industry went up 43.7% year on year and the renting and business service industry rose by 62.3% year on year. The actual use of foreign investment of high-tech service industry was RMB28.69 billion, increasing 12.4% year on year, among which the actual use of foreign investment of information and technology service, research and design service, commercialization of research findings went up 34.6%, 29.4% and 50.8% year on year. The actual use of foreign investment of manufacturing industry registered RMB59.46 billion, accounting for 26.3% of the total foreign investment. Among which, the actual use of foreign investment of ordinary machinery industry and communication system equipment manufacturing increased 27.7% and 62.3% respectively year on year.


In investment source, the investment from major countries or regions remained stable on the whole. In January-March, the actual investment input from the top 10 countries and regions (counting according to the actual investment input) reached RMB214.03 billion, taking up 94.7% of the actual use of foreign investment amount in the whole country, with an increase of 1.1%. Among which, the actual input value of Hong Kong, Tai Wan and 28 European countries increased 19.2%, 65.8% and 11.2% year on year.


 

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