Guess who were the largest investors in the EU during 2013? The US and Brazil

Eurostat points that the EU-28’s direct investments in the rest of the world amounted to €341 billion in 2013, while investments in the EU-28 from other countries rose to €327 billion.

In 2013, the main destination for the EU investments was the US (€159 billion), followed by financial centres in tax havens (€40 billion), Brazil (€36 billion), Switzerland (€24 billion), Hong Kong (€10 billion) and China (€8 billion).

The Eurozone’s countries invested in the rest of the world up to €324 billion, and received investment from abroad worth €299 billion.

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