Table 33 Balance of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad and Foreign Investment in the United States: 1997-2000

Table 33
Balance of U.S. Direct Investment Abroad and Foreign Investment in the United States: 1997-2000

(Billions of current U.S. dollars)

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Country 1997 1998 1999 2000
Japan -91 -93 -104 -108
France -14 -18 -42 -80
Germany -28 -46 -61 -69
Netherlands -16 -2 -20 -37
Switzerland -7 -10 -5 -27
United Kingdom 25 46 45 4
Canada 31 26 35 26
Mexico 21 25 31 33
Brazil 35 37 34 35
Bermuda 34 38 35 39
Total, all countries 189 222 165 6
Europe -4 0 -82 -242
Latin America and Other Western Hemisphere 147 169 183 197
Asia and Pacific -1 6 7 6

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 Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics; based on data from 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.