It marked the 10th consecutive month in which FDI inflows into China increased compared to in 2012.

FDI for the January-November period climbed to USD 105.5 billion, up 5.48 percent from the same period of 2012.

A total of 20,434 companies were established in China during those 11 months, down 9.19 percent from 2012.

FDI from the European Union surged 17.36 percent to USD 6.82 billion in the year's first 11 months, while investment from the US rose 8.6 percent to USD 3.16 billion and FDI from Japan climbed 2.29 percent to USD 6.76 billion, the ministry said.

Foreign direct investment in the services industry,- which receives 51.4 percent of all FDI inflows into China, rose 14.04 percent to USD 54.25 billion between January and November, while the flow of FDI to the manufacturing sector declined by 5.71 percent to USD 41.46 billion.

Separately, Chinese direct investment abroad in the first 11 months of the year climbed to USD 80.24 billion, up 28.3 percent from January-November 2012.

(Agencies)

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