TBIC Quarterly

Transatlantic FDI trends compiled and analyzed for U.S. economic development organizations.

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Christopher Huppertz Director European Affairs


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Find below the current and past editions of the TBIC Quarterly mailing, offering you the latest take on developments in transatlantic foreign direct investment as curated and analyzed by our experienced staff. 


In addition to providing you with relevant data on FDI inflows to the U.S. - in detail by both sector and European source country - each edition of the TBIC Quarterly also takes a closer look at selected European regions or industries, providing you with valuable information on recent market developments in Europe.

Q1 2020

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This edition of our Quarterly, shows the newly published preliminary data for Q1 2020 and revised data for Q4 2019, as recently published by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Direct investment into the United States (including equity & debt instruments) fell quarter-on-quarter from USD 77.3 billion in Q4 2019 (revised) to USD 57.5 billion in Q1 2020. Thus, while the number for Q1 2020 remains approximately 30 percent lower compared to a year prior (USD 82.5 in Q1 2019), it does not seem to yet indicate any large reductions associated with the global economic disruptions due to COVID-19. 

This edition's article provides new numbers and developments about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis in selected European FDI countries.

Q4 2019 


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In this edition of our TBIC Quarterly, we present data for the entire year of 2019, including the preliminary numbers for the fourth quarter, as well as revised numbers for the third quarter of 2019. Direct investment into the United States rose from USD 32 billion in Q3 to USD 68.7 billion in Q4 2019. Together with a revised number for the third quarter - down from USD 33.9 to 32 billion - total FDI in 2019 in the U.S. amounted to roughly USD 261.5 billion, showing a decrease of 2.6% compared to total FDI in 2018. 

This edition’s spotlight article provides an update on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and how it affects FDI in the United States in the first half of 2020.

Q3 2019


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This edition provides you with FDI data for the third quarter in 2019. With USD 33.9 billion, direct investment into the U.S. has declined in comparison to the two previous quarters. Total FDI in the first three quarters of 2019 amounted to roughly USD 195 billion, showing an increase of 6.2% compared to the same period in 2018. Comparatively, German investments in the U.S. remain high and stable, despite a weakening of the domestic economy.

The Quarterly also includes an insightful article on the economies of Turkey and Israel.

Q2 2019


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In this edition we present data for the second quarter in 2019 as well as updated numbers for the first quarter 2019. With USD 64.2 billion direct investment into the United States in the second quarter, the year started on a relatively strong trend. Total FDI in the the U.S. in the first two quarters amounted to approximately USD 150 billion - compared to a sluggish start of USD 60 billion in the same period in 2018. Direct investment in the three key manufacturing industries of Food, Machinery, and Transportation fell in the second quarter of 2019 compared to Q1 2019.

Attached to this analysis you will find a spotlight article on the European Food industry.


Q1 2019


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In this edition we analyze data for the first quarter of 2019 and provide updated figures for the year 2018.

Overall net direct investment into the United States for the year 2019 starts on a strong note with direct investment amounting to USD 79.5 billion. Data on FDI in the United States for the year 2018 war revised slightly upwards for Q2 2018, although the total investment in the U.S. remained largely unchanged from the data for Q4 2018.

In this edition's spotlight article we examine the German Automotive industry.

Q4 2018


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Please find in this edition our FDI data analysis for the fourth quarter in 2018.

Q3 2018


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Please find in this edition our FDI data analysis for the third quarter in 2018.

Q2 2018


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Please find in this edition our FDI data analysis for the second quarter in 2018.

Q1 2018


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Please find in this edition our FDI data anaylsis for the first quarter in 2018.