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Overseas Investment

Volume 645: debated on Tuesday 25 July 1961

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asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were the total sums invested abroad from non-Government sources in the last five years for which figures are available; how much of these sums related to the Commonwealth and the United States of America, respectively; what percentage of these sums was new capital actually exported from

OVERSEAS INVESTMENT AND INVESTMENT INCOME (OTHER THAN GOVERNMENT) 1958–1960
£ million
195819591960*
Private Investment Abroad (net of disinvestment):
all areas323317274
of which—
Commonwealth189200170
U.S.A.171416
Interest, Profits and Dividends from Private Investment Abroad:
all areas661627614
* Provisional
TABLE 2
PRIVATE DIRECT INVESTMENT ABROAD (EXCLUDING OIL AND INSURANCE)
195819591960*
£ millionPer cent.£ millionPer cent.£ million
All Areas:
New Capital70488648
Re-invested Profits75529252
Total145100178100185
Commonwealth:
New Capital53516956
Re-invested Profits50495544
Total103100124100122
U.S.A.:
New Capital19529
Re-invested Profits10911271
Total111001710016
* Provisional: total figures only available.