BEIJING (Reuters) - Foreign direct investment (FDI) to China increased 4.1 percent on the year to 813.22 billion yuan in 2016, the country's commerce ministry said on Friday.

FDI to China in December rose 5.7 percent on the year to 81.42 billion yuan, the Ministry of Commerce said in a statement on its website.

FDI in services increased 8.3 percent in 2016 and made up 70.3 percent of all FDI, it added.

(Reporting by the Beijing Monitoring Desk and Sue-Lin Wong; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)