The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) defines Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) as ownership or control of 10 percent or more of a business located in the U.S by a foreign individual or entity . In 2010, Foreign Direct Investment in U.S. companies totaled $288 billion.
U.S. individuals and entities also make direct investments in foreign companies. According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. direct investment in foreign businesses totaled $328 billion in 2010. What country received the most FDI from the United States in 2010?
D. United Kingdom
U.S. direct investment in the U.K. totaled almost $50 billion in 2010. Ireland ranked second with $29 billion followed by Canada ($27 billion), Australia ($19 billion), Singapore ($14 billion), and China ($10 billion).