Monitor of Chinese OFDI in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2020

Enrique Dussel Peters
Publication Date: 
March 23rd, 2020

This publication provides detailed statistics about Chinese outward foreign direct investment (FDI) in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) from 2000-2019, with a focus on recent years. Among other things, it tracks Chinese outward FDI (OFDI) volumes, the geographic and sectoral distribution of Chinese OFDI (COFDI), and COFDI entry modes. The report identifies three main COFDI trends. First, COFDI flows are declining. Second, COFDI is diversifying in terms of ownership and sectoral destination, with private sector COFDI more important and COFDI in raw materials less important than previously. Lastly, mergers and acquisitions represent the dominant form of COFDI in LAC.

The attached copy of this report is freely downloadable. The original version is accessible at Copyright remains with the original holders.