Due to so many investors and developers asking about the issue with China retrogression and the statistical breakdown of applicants by country, I am referencing the blog written by Suzanne at Lucid Text. She always does a great job with her post. Please see below for a breakdown:
The US State Department Report of the Visa Office 2016 has been updated with Table V (Part 3), which gives a breakdown of all EB visas issued by country in fiscal year 2016. I’ve updated my chart with the EB-5 visa numbers. I’m interested to note the growing number of visas based on direct EB-5 investment (8.5% of the total visas versus 1.6% the previous year), the distribution of TEA investments (99.9% of regional center investments but 68% of direct investments), the growing number of visas going to investors from outside mainland China (24% versus 17% the previous year), and the growing national diversity of EB-5 investors. South Korea and Brazil each claimed over a hundred more EB-5 visas in FY16 than FY15, and five new countries entered the list of those with more than 20 visas each: Germany, Argentina, Colombia, Singapore, and Italy. Considering processing times and the visa backlog, these trends likely reflect EB-5 investments made in 2014 and earlier.
For reference, here are links to lucidtext.com posts with summary charts of 2014 visa numbers by country and 2015 visa numbers by country.