China News Service, January 20. According to the website of the Ministry of Commerce, in 2020, my country has successfully responded to the severe impact of the new crown pneumonia epidemic. Under the background of the sharp decline in global transnational direct investment, the actual use of foreign capital throughout the year has grown against the trend and achieved The total amount of foreign investment, the growth rate, and the global share of the “three increases” have been achieved, and the goal of stabilizing foreign investment has been successfully completed.

The utilization of foreign capital throughout the year presents four characteristics:

  First, the scale of foreign investment has hit a record high.

In 2020, the country's actual use of foreign capital was 999.98 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 6.2% (equivalent to US$144.37 billion, a year-on-year increase of 4.5%; excluding banking, securities, and insurance, the same below), and the scale hit a record high.

  The second is to further optimize the investment structure.

The actual use of foreign capital in the service industry was 776.77 billion yuan, an increase of 13.9%, accounting for 77.7%.

The high-tech industry’s absorption of foreign capital increased by 11.4%, and the high-tech service industry increased by 28.5%, of which R&D and design services, scientific and technological achievements transformation services, e-commerce services, and information services increased by 78.8%, 52.7%, 15.1% and 11.6% respectively.

  The third is that the main source areas remain stable.

In the top 15 countries and regions for investment in China, investment increased by 6.4%, accounting for 98%, of which the Netherlands and the United Kingdom increased by 47.6% and 30.7% respectively.

ASEAN's investment in China increased by 0.7%.

  Fourth, the regional leading role is obvious.

The absorption of foreign capital in the eastern region increased by 8.9%, accounting for 88.4%, among which major provinces such as Jiangsu, Guangdong, Shanghai, Shandong, and Zhejiang increased by 5.1%, 6.5%, 6.6%, 20.3% and 18.3%.

Some provinces in the northeast and central and western regions increased significantly, with Liaoning, Hunan, Hebei and other provinces increasing by 13.7%, 28.2% and 35.5% respectively.