Australian industries and foreign investment

Chart showing which industries attract foreign investment. Data available in the table below.

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Which Australian industries attract foreign direct investment?
2017, A$ billion

Rank in
2017
Country 2015 2016 2017 % of total % change 2016
to 2017
1 Mining & quarrying 293.0 311.9 315.3 37.1 1.1
2 Manufacturing 90.5 94.7 97.7 11.5 3.2
3 Real estate activities 58.1 75.6 91.0 10.7 20.3
4 Financial & insurance activities 63.7 66.1 74.8 8.8 13.3
5 Wholesale & retail trade 52.9 53.8 55.0 6.5 2.2
6 Construction 17.5 20.2 24.9 2.9 23.1
7 Information & communication 24.9 22.7 22.1 2.6 -2.6
8 Electricity, gas & water 15.9 15.8 22.0 2.6 39.3
9 Transport & storage 20.9 21.5 16.8 2.0 -21.9
10 Accommodation & food service activities 7.2 7.3 7.4 0.9 1.0
Other/Unallocated 91.3 107.5 122.1 14.4 13.5
  All industries 736.0 797.1 849.1   6.5

Based on ABS catalogue 5352.0. Last updated: May 2018.

Last Updated: 13 June 2018