New Foreign Direct Investment in the U.S. Increased 68%

July 13, 2016


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

Expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses totaled $420.7 billion in 2015, an increase of 68 percent from 2014, when expenditures were $250.6 billion. In 2015, as in 2014, the majority of the expenditures were to acquire existing businesses. In 2015, expenditures for acquisitions were $408.1 billion. Expenditures to establish new U.S. businesses were $11.2 billion, and expenditures to expand existing foreign-owned businesses were $1.4 billion. Planned total expenditures, which include both actual and planned future expenditures, totaled $439.2 billion.

The full text of the release on BEA's Web site can be found at www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/fdi/fdinewsrelease.htm

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  • What is most outrageous about the report is the fact that the greater %- of the expenditure was to acquire existing businesses. Only a much smaller % was for the establishment or creation of new businesses. All this is really doing is transferring ownership and control of our sovereignty to foreigners who basically have no regard for our country or democratic values. This is just another form of “selling out” to greedy capitalist that should be much better regulated and controlled with much more proactive TPP balanced trade policies…