Chinese investment was very low at the start
The spurts in growth, it should be noted, do reflect the fact
that Chinese investment was very low at the start of the
In addition, Germany’ s share in China’ s global out-
ward FDI flows and stock still remains lowcompared to the
shares received by other important recipient countries such
as Singapore, the United States, or Australia. In 2014, Ger-
many was the ninth-largest recipient of Chinese FDI out-
flows, receiving j ust 1. 2 percent of the total. In 2015, China
invested only US $409. 6 in Germany, only 0. 3 percent of
its total outward FDI volume for the year.
This dropped Germany’ s position in China’ s outward FDI stock
to 13th in the world (j ust 0. 5 %of the total).