Table 32 Top 10 Countries for U.S. Direct Investment Abroad and Foreign Direct Investments in the United States: 1997-2000

Table 32
Top 10 Countries for U.S. Direct Investment Abroad and Foreign Direct Investments in the United States: 1997-2000

(Billions of current U.S. dollars)

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Rank in 2000 Country 1997 1998 1999 2000 Percentage in 2000
U.S. direct investment abroad            
1 United Kingdom 154 183 212 233 18.8
2 Canada 97 98 111 126 10.2
3 Netherlands 69 90 106 116 9.3
4 Japan 34 41 49 56 4.5
5 Switzerland 31 38 49 55 4.4
6 Bermuda 38 42 47 54 4.3
7 Germany 41 48 51 54 4.3
8 France 37 42 40 39 3.1
9 Brazil 36 37 34 36 2.9
10 Mexico 24 27 32 35 2.8
  Total, all countries 871 1,001 1,131 1,245 100.0
  Europe 425 518 588 649 52.1
  Latin America and other Western Hemisphere 181 197 221 239 19.2
  Asia and Pacific 145 160 182 200 16.0
Foreign direct investment in the U.S.            
1 United Kingdom 129 137 167 230 18.5
2 Japan 125 134 153 163 13.2
3 Netherlands 85 92 126 152 12.3
4 Germany 69 93 112 123 9.9
5 France 50 60 82 119 9.6
6 Canada 65 73 77 101 8.1
7 Luxembourg 12 27 57 83 6.7
8 Switzerland 38 48 54 82 6.6
9 Sweden 11 17 21 27 2.2
10 Ireland 10 12 16 23 1.9
  Total, all countries 682 778 966 1,239 100.0
  Europe 429 519 670 891 71.9
  Asia and Pacific 146 154 175 194 15.7
  Latin America and other Western Hemisphere 34 28 38 43 3.4

NOTE: The Bureau of Economic Analysis defines U.S. direct investment abroad as the ownership or control, directly or indirectly, by 1 U.S. person of 10% or more of the voting securities of an incorporated foreign business enterprise or the equivalent interest in an unincorporated foreign business enterprise.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis, International Accounts Data, "U.S. Direct Investments Abroad" and "Foreign Direct Investment in the United States," available at http://www.bea.doc.gov/bea/di, as of May 2002.