These Eight Countries Account for Three-Quarters of FDI in the USA
A few countries provided the lion’s share of the $4 trillion in cumulative foreign direct investment in the United States by the end of 2017.
Foreign direct investment in the United States, known as FDIUS, surpassed $4 trillion at the end of 2017 on a historical-cost basis. Every year, international firms make new investments, which benefit the American economy in numerous ways. International companies in the United States build new factories, fund U.S.-based research and development (R&D), and grow their well-established U.S. operations. Plus, they employ millions of Americans in well-paying jobs.
Cumulatively, the United States remains the world’s prime location for international investment. However, with heightened competition from other countries, the United States’ share of global investment shrank from 38 percent in 2000 to 25 percent in 2017.