up close to $40 billion from the 2013-2014 period

hailept

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Vietnamese
Does "up close to $40 billion from the 2013-2014 period" mean China invested about 5.1 billion from 2013-2014?

According to the 2018 World Investment Report, China invested a total of $45.1 billion in greenfield projects for the 2016-2017 period, up close to $40 billion from the 2013-2014 period.

Source: How China Beats America And Europe In Africa
 
  • Uncle Jack

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    British English
    That's how I read it (except you need "in", not "from"). They have to invested more than $5.1 billion in 2013-2014, perhaps $6 or $7 billion; this would still allow the increase to be referred to as "close to $40 billion".
     
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