Australia and foreign investment

Which countries invest in Australia?

The total value (stock) of foreign investment in Australia stood at over $2.5 trillion at the end of 2013.

The United States and the United Kingdom are the top two sources of investment in Australia, ahead of Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.

Levels of Chinese and Indian investment in Australia have grown since 2005, reaching $31.9 billion and $10.9 billion respectively at the end of 2013.

Which countries invest in Australia?
Rank Country $b % of total
1 United States 657.9 26.7
2 United Kingdom 562.9 22.9
3 Japan 131.0 5.3
4 Singapore 60.5 2.5
5 Hong Kong (SAR of China) 51.3 2.1
6 Switzerland 47.1 1.9
7 Netherlands 37.0 1.5
8 China 31.9 1.3
9 New Zealand 30.1 1.2
10 Canada 26.9 1.1
11 Germany 24.2 1.0
13 Virgin Islands, British 19.6 0.8
14 United Arab Emirates 17.2 0.7
15 Malaysia 16.7 0.7
16 France 15.8 0.6
17 Luxembourg 15.6 0.6
18 Republic of Korea 15.1 0.6
19 India 10.9 0.4
20 Bermuda 10.4 0.4
Australia’s rank in global foreign direct investment: Inward stock
Rank Country US$ billion
1 United States 4,935.2
2 United Kingdom 1,605.5
3 Hong Kong (SAR of China) 1,443.9
4 France 1,081.5
5 China 956.8
6 Belgium 924.0
7 Germany 851.5
8 Singapore 837.7
9 Switzerland 747.4
10 Brazil 724.6
11 Spain 716.0
12 Netherlands 670.1
13 Canada 645.0
14 Australia 591.6
15 Russian Federation 575.7
16 British Virgin Islands 459.3
17 Italy 403.8
18 Mexico 389.1
19 Sweden 378.1
20 Ireland 377.7