Foreign investment in the United States declined sharply

Иностранные инвестиции в США резко сократились

Foreign direct investment in the U.S. economy declined by nearly 40 percent.

The amount of direct investment of foreign enterprises in the U.S. economy declined sharply. It is reported bimonthly publication WirtschaftsWoche, citing preliminary figures from the U.S. statistical agencies.

In the first quarter of this year, the amount of foreign direct investment in the U.S. amounted to 83.6 billion, which is almost 40 percent lower than the same period of 2016.

The publication notes that the German companies showed great restraint in the fourth quarter of 2016, has invested some of 1.41 billion dollars in the creation and expansion of production capacity in the United States, four billion less than in the third quarter of the same year.

For the period from January until the end of March 2017, this amount decreased to 992 million dollars.

If the preliminary calculations of the statistical Agency is confirmed, it will mean that the volume of direct investments from Germany to the United States dropped to the first quarter of 2013.

The new US administration led by Donald trump sows uncertainty among German businessmen, told WirtschaftsWoche the head of the Department for external economic policy of the Federal Association of German industry Stormy-Annika, Mildner.

Uncertainty has arisen in connection with a number of campaign statements trump. So, he promised to correct “the imbalance in world trade”, which, once in the White house, proclaimed a course towards the abolition of free trade and the introduction of protectionism.

In particular, the management of trump blames China and some European States, primarily Germany, to use dishonest means to achieve these countries, the positive balance in trade with the United States.

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