China’s absorption of foreign investment in January-February 2019 mainly showed the following features:
1. The actual use of foreign capital maintained a stable growth.
In January-February, 6,509 foreign invested companies were newly established; the actual use of foreign capital reached 147.11 billion yuan, increasing by 5.5% year on year (equivalent to US$21.69 billion, up 3.0% year on year. The statistics in the fields of banking, securities and insurance were not included, and similarly hereinafter).
In February, the actual use of foreign capital reached 62.94 billion yuan, increasing by 6.6% year on year (equivalent to US$9.28 billion, up 3.3% year on year).
2. The absorption of foreign investment of high-tech manufacturing industry and high-tech service industry both showed growth.
The actually utilized foreign capital of manufacturing industry reached 46.46 billion yuan, up 12% year on year, and that of service industry reached 98.65 billion yuan, up 2.4% year on year. The actually utilized foreign capital of hi-tech industry increased by 48.4% year on year, taking up 27.6% of the total amount. The actually utilized foreign capital of the high-tech manufacturing industry was 15.91 billion yuan, up 9.3% year on year. Among these, the actual use of foreign capital in aviation, spacecraft and equipment manufacturing, electronic and communication device manufacturing, and computer and office equipment manufacturing increased by 252.7%, 21.2% and 253.1% respectively year on year. The actually utilized FDI in hi-tech service sector reached 24.67 billion yuan, up 92.9% year on year. Among these, that in information service, R&D and design and scientific achievement transformation service increased by 101.9%, 29.2% and 76.4% respectively year on year.
3. The capital use in the central region increased and the growth in the pilot free trade zones led the nation.
The actually utilized foreign capital in the central region was 11.8 billion yuan, up 6.6% year on year, and that in the pilot free trade zones increased by 35.1% year on year, taking up 12%.
4. Main investment source countries kept the trend of sound growth
Among the main investment sources, the actual input value from South Korea, Singapore, the US, Netherlands, Germany and France increased by 35.6%, 8.4%, 44.3%, 174.8%, 39.9% and 113.3% respectively year on year. The actual investment amount from the EU increased by 39.1% year on year.