Direct Chinese investment in North America and Europe fell to a six-year low last year. Completed PRC investments in Europe and North America in 2017 amounted to $111 billion, compared with $30 billion in 2018. China's foreign direct investments in the countries of the region fell almost four times - from $31 billion in 2017 to $8 billion in 2018. Strained relations with the United States, investments in the economy of which fell by 83%, reflected on the decline of the index. At the same time, investments in Canada increased by 80% from $1.5 billion to $2.7 billion. Tighter control by the regulatory authorities and the restrictions imposed reduced Chinese investment in major economies. Investments in European economies fell by 70%.