BEIJING, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland gained 2.35 percent in November from a year ago to 8.48 billion U.S. dollars, an increase for ten consecutive months, data from the Ministry of Commerce showed on Wednesday.
The rate of growth was higher from the 1.24-percent rise in October.
From January to November, the country's FDI inflow stood at 105.51 billion U.S. dollars, up 5.48 percent from the same period last year.
FDI into the country's service sector continued to grow, up 14.04 percent from a year earlier to 54.25 billion U.S. dollars in the first eleven months.
In contrast, the manufacturing sector attracted 41.46 billion U.S. dollars of FDI, down 5.71 percent in the January-November period from a year earlier.
FDI from the European Union surged 17.36 percent from a year earlier to 6.82 billion U.S. dollars in the first eleven months. Investment from the United States climbed 8.6 percent to 3.16 billion U.S. dollars.
FDI from ten Asian countries and regions went up 7.45 percent to 91.41 billion U.S. dollars. Among this, FDI from Japan climbed 2.29 percent year on year to 6.76 billion U.S. dollars. FDI from Thailand rose 466.04 percent from a year earlier to 482 million U.S. dollars.
In the first eleven months, Chinese investment in overseas non-financial sectors gained 28.3 percent year on year to 80.24 billion U.S. dollars, the ministry said.
China's FDI inflow rises 1.24 pct in October
BEIJING, Nov.19 (Xinhua) -- Foreign direct investment (FDI) into the Chinese mainland rose 1.24 percent in October from a year ago to 8.42 billion U.S. dollars, an increase for nine consecutive months, data from the Ministry of Commerce showed Tuesday.
The rate of growth slowed from the 4.88 percent rise in September. Full story