Foreign Direct Investment in the United States 2018

September 13, 2018

FDIUS Report 2018 Map

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.