According to greenfield investment monitor fDi Markets, inward FDI in China experienced a decline during the fourth quarter of 2014. In October 2014, a total of 99 projects were recorded, with 23,904 jobs created by 88 different investing companies. In November 2014, 76 projects were recorded with 19,123 jobs created by 65 different investing companies. This represents a 23.23% month-on-month decrease in projects recorded, a 20% drop in jobs created and a 26.14% decline in companies investing.
When comparing capital expenditure, between the two months, $7.4bn was invested in October, compared with $6.5bn in November, which represents a 11.62% drop. In December 2014, a total of 60 projects were recorded with 15,301 jobs created by 53 investing companies, representing further declines across all three indicators. Capital expenditure declined by 53.47% month on month, to $3.041bn. Compared with October 2014, there was a 39% drop in projects recorded in December, a 36% drop in jobs created and a 40% decrease in companies investing. Total capital expenditure in the quarter fell by 59%.