Jul. 18, 2012 (China Knowledge) - China's overseas direct investment (ODI) in the non-financial sectors surged 48.2% YoY to US$35.42 billion in the first six months of this year, according to the latest statistics released by the Ministry of Commerce
US$11.8 billion or 33.3% of the total overseas direct investment was completed through mergers and acquisitions.
In the first half, Chinese investors made investments in 2,163 enterprises in 116 countries and regions around the world.
China's investment in Hong Kong
, the ASEAN member countries, the U.S. and Russia experienced double-digit growth in the period, up 58.9%, 34.3%, 28.2% and 20.3% YoY, respectively.
As of the end of June, Chinese investors had invested a total of US$357.5 billion in foreign countries and nations in the world.