China attracted US$8.84 billion of foreign direct investment (FDI) in September, up 4.9 percent from a year earlier, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on Thursday. In the first three quarters, FDI rose 6.2 percent year on year to US$88.6 billion. Investment from the 28-member European Union grew 23 percent to US$5.94 billion during the nine-month period, while that from the United States climbed 21.3 percent to US$2.88 billion. Inflow from Japan increased 5.6 percent to US$5.94 billion. Investment from Asia as a whole rose 7.5 percent to US$76.3 billion.
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