On July 2, 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released the “New Foreign Direct Investment in the United States, 2018” report. The report showed foreign direct investment (FDI) in 2018 totaled $296.4 billion. Expenditures by foreign direct investors were up 8.7 percent from $272.8 billion in 2018 but were below the annual average of $338.1 billion for 2014-2017. Acquisitions of existing businesses accounted for a large majority of total expenditures. The manufacturing sector received the largest amount of new foreign direct investment at nearly $200 million.