Four Countries Account for Half of the $5T in Global Investment in the U.S.
WASHINGTON – The Global Business Alliance (GBA) released the 2022 Foreign Direct Investment in the United States (FDIUS) Report that examines the $5 trillion that international companies invested cumulatively in the U.S. at the end of 2021. Nancy McLernon, President & CEO of GBA, reacted to the data:
“The United States continues to be the world’s top destination for international companies to invest due to our welcoming business climate, skilled workforce and unmatched consumer base. The 40 percent increase in global investment over the last five years is encouraging. These types of investments into U.S. communities create good-paying American jobs and more resilient economic growth. And while so much of the political and policy focus related to cross-border investment involves adversarial nations, this report underscores that the vast majority of global companies are from long-time friends and allies of the United States.”
Here are a few key findings from the 2022 FDIUS Report:
- Cumulative FDIUS reached $5 trillion by the end of 2021, a 40 percent increase since 2016
- Four allied countries have contributed half of FDIUS: Japan, Germany, Canada and the United Kingdom
- Manufacturing accounted for over 40 percent of FDIUS
- Retail trade is the fastest-growing industry for FDIUS
- Semiconductor manufacturing had 194 percent growth, nearly tripled in the last five years
GBA’s 2022 FDIUS Report is built on data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.