Foreign Investment in UK: North East

Department for International Trade written question – answered on 20th July 2020.

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Photo of Richard Holden Richard Holden Conservative, North West Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for International Trade, which countries have been the ten largest foreign direct investors in the North East of England in each of the last three years.

Photo of Graham Stuart Graham Stuart Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for International Trade)

Further to my Department’s publication, DIT Inward Investment Results 2019-20 [https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/department-for-international-trade-inward-investment-results-2019-to-2020], the following is a breakdown of the top sources for foreign direct investment projects landing in the UK’s North East of England Region in the three financial years from 2017 to 2020:

Country or world region

2017/18

2018/19

2019/20

United States

19

15

28

Non-EU

24

19

24

EU

26

25

21

Definitions of the world regions are found in the quoted publication. Please note that the values from the United States are deducted from the Non-EU region.

Due to the commercially sensitive information and considerations relating to disclosure of the investing organisations involved, we are unable to provide more granular detail.

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