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China’s investment in B&R countries up 5.7 pct on-yr in January

March 01, 2021


Abstract : China's non-financial direct investments in countries along the Belt and Road (B&R) stood at 1.68billion U.S. dollars in January, up 5.7percent year on year, data showed on Saturday.

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A China-Europe freight train carrying medical supplies bound for Madrid of Spain departs from the city of Yiwu, east China's Zhejiang Province, June 5, 2020. (Photo by Lyu Bin/Xinhua)

BEIJING, March 1 (Xinhua) -- China's non-financial direct investments in countries along the Belt and Road (B&R) stood at 1.68 billion U.S. dollars in January, up 5.7 percent year on year, data showed on Saturday.

The investments accounted for 19.9 percent of China's total non-financial outbound direct investments in the same period, up 0.8 percentage point year on year, according to the Ministry of Commerce (MOC).

In terms of foreign contracted projects, Chinese enterprises have signed new contracts worth 6.96 billion U.S. dollars in countries along the B&R in the first month of 2021.

The new contract value accounts for 46.6 percent of China's total foreign contracted projects in the same period.

The completed turnover of foreign contracted projects in B&R countries in January was 5.17 billion U.S. dollars, up 43.2 percent on a yearly basis, accounting for 58.5 percent of the country's total. 

(Edited by Li Shimeng with Xinhua Silk Road, lishimeng@xinhua.org)

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