FDI in the United States, Fourth Quarter 2017
Foreign direct investment totaled nearly $60 billion in the fourth-quarter 2017, an eight percent decrease from third-quarter 2017.
Foreign-owned firms continue to expand their research and development (R&D) activities in the United States. R&D carried out by U.S. affiliates of foreign enterprises supports thousands of highpaying American jobs, helps spur the discovery of new products and processes, and contributes to America’s economic growth. Over five years, insourced R&D spending neared $220 billion.