an investment in the form of a controlling ownership in a business in one country by an entity based in another country.
FDI , stock
the residual FDI in receipt country
FDI , flow
the new transferred FDI per year
Chinese FDI in African Countries , stock
( Year : 2017 US$ million )
The top 3 African destination of Chinese FDI , stock in 2017 were South Africa, Congo Dem Rep and Zambia.
While The Top 3 African destination of Chinese FDI , flow in 2017 were Angola, Kenya and Congo Dem Rep.
2008 was the only year in the past decade when Chinese FDI flows to Africa exceeded those from the U.S.
Since 2009 China’s direct investment increased stably while the US's direct investment dropped dramatically.
In 2014 Chinese FDI flows to Africa exceeded those from the U.S and the gap is gradually widening since then,
→ The dataset is based on China Statical Yearbook (CSY) and the Statistical Bulletin of China's Outward Foreign Direct Investment (SB) covering the period going from 2003 to 2017. No data is displayed for the previous years because of a change of the definition of FDI around 2003.
→ FDI estimations can easily be both overestimated and underestimated. It is especially relevant to notice in the case of Africa. FDI does not include small investors and money transitioning through other places.
→ If the dataset includes a breakdown into the five main industries receiving FDI from China (construction, mining, manufacturing, financial intermediation, information), it does not detail the repartition by country per year.