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Nuevo León maintains its leadership in Foreign Investment attraction.

Nuevo León is the state that has been the largest recipient of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in all of Mexico during the first 9 months of 2018, with $ 3,214 million dollars, representing 13% of all FDI received in the country during the same period.

This amount is the highest registered by Nuevo León in the last 8 years.

Nuevo León remains as the state that has received the most Foreign Direct Investment in Mexico since 1994, with a total amount of $ 54,820 million dollars.

The amount of $3,214 million dollars in Direct Foreign Investment received by Nuevo León in the first 9 months of 2018 is 184% higher than the preliminary registered in the same period of 2017.

In the first 9 months of 2018, 324 companies have invested in Nuevo León, which shows that the state continues to be the most attractive destination to invest in Mexico. It has also been a historic Third Quarter. From July to September 2018, Nuevo León raised $1,416 million of FDI, a figure that is also the highest in the last 10 years, representing 34% of all FDI captured in the country during the same period.

At the end of the third quarter of 2018, Nuevo León is the state that has added the largest number of new foreign companies to the National Registry of Foreign Investment, with 79.

The origin of the FDI captured in Nuevo Leon in the first 9 months of 2018 comes mainly from the United States, which represents 63% of the total FDI, followed by Argentina with 15%, Spain with 8%, and the Netherlands with 4% .

During the first 9 months of 2018, the investment from the United States was $2,030 million dollars, 158% higher than the same period in 2017, which was $ 785 million dollars. The above, positions Nuevo León as the favorite destination in Mexico for US investments, capturing an amount almost 3 times higher than the state in second place (Coahuila: $ 710 million dollars).

This clearly shows that US investors have left behind the uncertainty that led after the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement and the rhetoric of the President Donald Trump, reactivating their investments in Nuevo León.

During the first 9 months of 2018, the investment from China has shown a clear positive trend, with $23.6 million dollars, 363% higher than the total captured in 2017. For the las months, many Chinese investors have been showing a lot of interest in Nuevo León. More than 25 delegations of Chinese companies and officials have been received so far this year. The above clearly shows the result of the efforts made by the state government to position Nuevo León in China as an attractive destination to invest.

Everything indicates that direct foreign investment to Nuevo Leon will continue to grow, surpassing the goals established at the beginning of the year.

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