In 2018, another 185 foreign-invested enterprises were established in Dalian, worth 14.948 billion US dollars. There are 17 foreign-funded projects with a total investment of more than 10 million US dollars, of which 4 projects have invested over 100 million US dollars. The actual foreign direct investment was 3.25 billion US dollars, an increase of 8.2% over the previous year. The top five sources of these foreign investment are Hong Kong, Japan, the United States, Singapore, and the Netherlands.
The total amount of self-operated imports and exports in the year was 413.22 billion yuan, an increase of 21.7% over the previous year. Among them, imports were 238.64 billion yuan, an increase of 33.6%; exports were 174.58 billion yuan, an increase of 8.5%. Exports of mechanical and electrical products were 68.89 billion yuan, a decrease of 11.3%, accounting for 39.5%. General trade exports reached 65.29 billion yuan, an increase of 13%, accounting for 37.4%. Private enterprises exported 57.87 billion yuan, an increase of 17.9%, accounting for 33.2%. The top six major export markets are East Asia, Japan, the “Belt and Road” countries, North America, the European Union, and the United States.
In the whole year, 68 overseas investment projects were put on record, with a total agreed investment of 804 million US dollars, a decrease of 79.3% below the previous year. Turnover of foreign contracted projects reached 680 million US dollars, an increase of 6% over the previous year. The actual income of foreign labor service cooperation personnel totaled 96.6 million US dollars, an increase of 5% over the previous year.
The contract value of offshore service outsourcing in the whole year was 1.694 billion US dollars. The implementation amount was 1.561 billion US dollars, an increase of 16.6% over the previous year. At the end of the year, the city had 1110 outsourcing enterprises with 150,600 employees.