U.S. FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT: $259.6 BLN
U.S. BEA - Expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses totaled $259.6 billion (preliminary) in 2017. Expenditures were down 32 percent from $379.7 billion (revised) in 2016 and were below the annual average of $359.9 billion for 2014-2016. As in previous years, acquisitions of existing businesses accounted for a large majority of total expenditures.
In 2017, expenditures for acquisitions were $253.2 billion, expenditures to establish new U.S. businesses were $4.1…
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