(DALIANNEWS)- The port city of Dalian newly approved 165 foreign-invested enterprises in the first three quarters of this year, an increase of 23 companies and 16.3 percent than that of the previous year, news announced from the city's statistics bureau on Monday.
In addition, the actual use of foreign capital hit 2.5 billion US dollars during this period, up 7.8 percent.
The city approved 136 foreign-invested enterprises in the tertiary industry, an increase of 21. The top three of the number of the newly-approved enterprises, 99 in total, were in the fields of wholesale and retail businesses, leasing and business services and information transmission, software and information technology services.
The use of foreign capital in the second industry was 2.07 billion US dollars in this city during this period, an increase of 74.3%. Among them, the city's equipment manufacturing industry accounted for 1.94 billion US dollars in foreign capital utilization, up 88.6 percent, while other industries including telecommunication equipment, computer and other electronic equipment manufacturing, electrical machinery and equipment manufacturing, transportation equipment manufacturing occupied over 100 million US dollars respectively.
Jinpu New Area and Ganjingzi District saw more than 100 million US dollars in foreign capital utilization, and nine districts, county-level cities and counties attracted more than 10 million US dollars in foreign investment, totaling 2.23 billion US dollars.