Net foreign direct investment (FDI) held in the rest of the world by investors in the EU has gone down by 4.8% compared to last year. Meanwhile, stocks held by the rest of the world in the EU has mostly remained stable with only a slight 0.3% decrease.
The most recent release by Eurostat, explained that “the EU’s net investment position vis-a-vis the rest of the world decreased from €1,469 billion at the end of 2016 to €1,117 billion at the end of 2017.”
It was also said that the United States by far outweigh any other market in terms of stock absorption. By the end of 2017, the Us held 34.7% of the total FDI stocks held by the EU in the rest of the world. The US also accounts for 34.7% of direct investors of total FDI stocks held by the rest of the world in the EU.