§ Mr. Anthony Grant
Special assistance given direct to the shipbuilding industry by way of loans, grants and purchase of equity capital during the ten years ending 31st March 1973 is set out in the following table. The figures do not include shipbuilders relief or any any assistance given under general measures of support for industry.
by the United States Department of Commerce, are as follows:
Net capital outflow Million Reinvested earnings US dollars United Kingdom 646 297 France 241 171 Italy 330 − 10 Netherlands 94 69 Western Germany 474 145 Belgium and Luxembourg 167 122
United States direct investment in Europe has increased substantially in the last few years, during which period international investment generally has played an increasingly important part in the growth of world production and trade.