China's utilized foreign direct investment or FDI decreased 7.3% YoY to USD 9.27 billion in January this year. Last month, the country approved 1,883 units of foreign-invested firms, reflecting a YoY increase of 34.3%. In January, the country's utilized FDI in manufacturing industry decreased 5.8% YoY to USD 4.43 billion, while that in service industry decreased 9.8% from a year earlier to USD 4.03 billion. Utilized FDI from the 27 European Union member countries rose 81.8% than a year earlier to USD 820 million in January. However, utilized FDI from U.S, Hong Kong and Japan decreased 20.0%, 10.2% and 20.0% YoY to USD 270 million, USD 5.71 billion and USD 640 million, respectively.