Italy’s investments in the US outstrip American FDI in Italy for first time

Apr 23, 2017 1075

BY: Laura Cavestri

Italy’s total foreign investments in the US, including in sectors such as ceramics, machinery and cars, have overtaken US investments in Italian territory for the first time, figures from the US Department of Commerce show.

In terms of stock of direct investments, in 12 years (from 2003 to 2015) the US has reduced theirs towards Italy by 2.6% (equal to $22.5 billion in 2015), while Italy has increased its investments toward the US, reaching $28.6 billion in 2015, an increase of 312% compared to 2003.

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