Japan ViewPoint - Japanese Outbound Investment H1 2020
Japanese outbound investment (direct investment) has been curtailed, with H1 2020 transaction volume falling to USD 460 million, a decline of 80% y-o-y. 78% of this capital, or USD 360 million, was invested in the Americas, a fall of 65% from the same period of 2019.
For most corporations, overseas investment remains a core tenet of their growth strategy. Although the pandemic is likely to continue to influence transaction volume for some time to come, Japanese outbound investors are already adopting a number of measures, such as enhancing relationships with local partners, as they look to re-enter the market and restore investment operations to a pre-pandemic state.
This ViewPoint by CBRE analyses Japanese outbound investment in H1 2020, explains how investors are adjusting to the market disruption, and predicts future outbound investment patterns in the COVID-19 era.