Jul 22, 2021 - 12:00pm

BEA News: Direct Investment by Country and Industry, 2020


President, Defense and Aerospace Export Council (DAEC)
Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has issued the following news release today:

The U.S. direct investment abroad position, or cumulative level of investment, increased $244.9 billion to $6.15 trillion at the end of 2020 from $5.91 trillion at the end of 2019, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The increase reflected a $158.8 billion increase in the position in Europe, primarily in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. By industry, holding company affiliates owned by U.S. manufacturers had the largest increase.

The foreign direct investment in the United States position increased $187.2 billion to $4.63 trillion at the end of 2020 from $4.44 trillion at the end of 2019. The increase mainly reflected a $119.2 billion increase in the position from Europe, primarily Germany. By industry, affiliates in manufacturing, finance and insurance, and wholesale trade accounted for the majority of the increase.

 

The full text of the release on BEA's website can be found at: www.bea.gov/news/2021/direct-investment-country-and-industry-2020

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President, Defense and Aerospace Export Council (DAEC)
Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

President, Defense and Aerospace Export Council (DAEC), and Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce.