Update – the data has been updated for the second quarter of 2019.
The DG Trade published a document prepared by the Rhodium Group under the “China Observatory” project.
As part of its commitment to transparency, implemented since the beginning of the current Commission mandate, the European Commission today published its regular reports summarising the latest progress in trade negotiations with Australia, Chile, Indonesia and New Zealand, as well as the investment talks with China.
A summary of the exchange of views is now available.
This report presents tables and graphs outlining the state of and recent development in European external trade.
The 2018 preliminary results indicate a general disengagement of direct investment capital circulating between the European Union (EU) and the rest of the world. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) net outflows from the European Union towards extra-EU were negative at -€60 billion, strongly contrasting with the amount invested in 2017 (€301 billion). The disinvestment from the EU market operated by extra-EU direct investors was even more pronounced with approximately -€205 billion of FDI inflows removed, barely counterbalancing the extra EU FDI inward flows observed in 2017 (€265 billion).