Month: June 2017

BEA Releases New Statistics on Foreign Direct Investments Made in the U.S.


BEA Graph on New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, 2014 – 2016.

The Bureau of Economic Analysis today released statistics detailing the amount and type of new direct investments made in the United States by foreign investors in 2016, 2015 and 2014. The data released today includes information on investments broken out by industry, state and type of investment made – creating a new U.S. business or acquiring or expanding an existing one.

Business people, economists, researchers and policymakers can use the data to help them assess the impact of foreign direct investment on the U.S. economy and state economies. The data also help foreign entrepreneurs and others seeking to invest in the United States make informed business decisions. Additionally, the data inform national and state policymakers who shape programs to attract foreign direct investment.

Expenditures by foreign direct investors to acquire, establish, or expand U.S. businesses were $373.4 billion in 2016, down $66.2 billion, or 15 percent, from $439.6 billion in 2015.

Expenditures for acquisitions were $365.7 billion, expenditures to establish new U.S. businesses were $5.6 billion, and expenditures to expand existing foreign-owned businesses were $2.2 billion.

 

Total greenfield investment expenditures—expenditures to either establish a new U.S. business or to expand an existing foreign-owned U.S. business—for investments initiated in 2016 which include both first-year expenditures and planned spending in other years, totaled $22.0 billion.

 

Employment at newly acquired, established, or expanded foreign-owned businesses in the United States was 480,800 employees.

With this release, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) is introducing statistics on planned and actual expenditures for greenfield investments. The new statistics are available on BEA’s website.

美国大学诞生超级富豪最多

财富谘询机构Wealth-X最近发布的一份报告显示,全球诞生超高净值人士(净资产3000万美元以上)最多的20所大学中,有19所位于美国,唯一的例外是英国剑桥大学。

据Business Insider报道,哈佛大学是诞生超级富豪最多的大学,共有1906位校友跻身超高净值人士行列,他们的总身价达到8110亿美元,是第二名宾西法尼亚大学的两倍以上。其中5所大学是公立大学,6所是“常青藤”大学。哈佛大学还是在世亿万富豪校友最多的大学,共有131位,总身价达5280亿美元。这些超高净值校友中男性占大多数,麻省理工学院和圣母大学的男性富豪校友比例高达96%,比例最低的波士顿大学也有88%。