Daily Management Review

Ten largest investors in the US


10/21/2016


No country in the world attract as much foreign investment as the United States do, according to a recent study by Organization For International Investment.



Overall, volume of investments received from abroad reached $ 3.1 trillion in 2015. This is 37% more than in 2010. Much of this growth is attributable to investments coming from the UK.

Many analysts are noting increase in layoffs, yet foreign investment are stimulating creation of new jobs. This, in turn, has a beneficial effect on employment in the US, and on the economy as a whole.

Speaking of sectors, the mining sector was the leader in terms of foreign investment inflow. In 2013, volume of foreign direct investment in the sector amounted to $ 8 billion, and jumped to $ 25 billion in 2014. Industrial production has been the main sector for foreign direct investment. Analysts noted an increase from $ 74 billion to $ 125 billion during the same period.

Last year, foreign companies have invested $ 353 billion in the US. This is a record high, twice more than in 2014. Nevertheless, analysts are recognizing growth of competition, which leads to decrease in the US share of total foreign investment in the world. It has declined from 37% in 2000 to 22% in 2015. 

Currently, the United States still remain the most popular destination for foreign direct investment, yet newly opened opportunities in China are gradually reducing volume of US investments.

Below is a list of countries – the most active investors in the United States.

1. United Kingdom

Volume of investment: $ 449 billion

The UK increased investment in the US by 16% in the period from 2010 to 2015.

2. Japan

Volume of investment: $ 373 billion

Investment from Japan in the US grew by 60% in the period from 2010 to 2015.

3. The Netherlands

Volume of investment: $ 305 billion

Volume of investments from the Netherlands to the United States increased by 13% in the period from 2010 to 2015. 

4. Canada

Volume of investment: $ 261 billion

Investment from Canada into the United States increased by 51% in the period from 2010 to 2015.

5. Luxembourg

Volume of investment: $ 243 billion

Investments from Luxembourg in the US grew by 14% in the period from 2010 to 2015.

6. Germany

Volume of investment: $ 224 billion

Volume of investments from Germany in the US rose by 29% in the period from 2010 to 2015. 

7. Switzerland

Volume of investment: $ 224 billion

36% increase in the period from 2010 to 2015. 

8. France

Volume of investment: $ 223 billion

Volume of investments in the United States from France grew by 23% in the period from 2010 to 2015. 

9. British Virgin Islands

Volume of investment: $ 100 billion

10. Belgium

Volume of investment: $ 100 billion

19% rise in the period from 2010 to 2015. 

source: marketwatch.com






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