Which countries invest in Australia?

The total value (stock) of foreign investment in Australia stood at $3.0 trillion at the end of 2015.

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

Levels of Chinese and Indian investment in Australia have grown since 2005, reaching $75 billion and $12 billion respectively at the end of 2015.

Which countries invest in Australia?
2015
Rank Country A$b % of total
1 United States 860.3 28.4
2 United Kingdom 499.9 16.5
3 Belgium 238.5 7.9
4 Japan 199.6 6.6
5 Singapore 98.6 3.3
6 Hong Kong (SAR of China) 85.4 2.8
7 China 74.9 2.5
8 Netherlands 63.0 2.1
9 Luxembourg 58.3 1.9
10 Switzerland 50.2 1.7
11 Germany 41.2 1.4
12 New Zealand 39.7 1.3
13 Canada 38.8 1.3
14 Bermuda 25.9 0.9
15 Republic of Korea 23.3 0.8
16 Virgin Islands, British 22.9 0.8
17 France 22.1 0.7
18 Malaysia 20.5 0.7
19 Ireland 18.4 0.6
20 Cayman Islands 13.8 0.5

Based on ABS catalogue 5352.0
Last Updated: May 2016

Australia's rank in global foreign direct investment: Inward stock
2015
Rank Country US$b % of total
1 United States 5,588.0 22.4
2 Hong Kong (SAR of China) 1,572.6 6.3
3 United Kingdom 1,457.4 5.8
4 China 1,220.9 4.9
5 Germany 1,121.3 4.5
6 Singapore 978.4 3.9
7 Switzerland 833.0 3.3
8 France 772.0 3.1
9 Canada 756.0 3.0
10 Netherlands 707.0 2.8
11 British Virgin Islands 610.7 2.4
12 Australia 537.4 2.2
13 Spain 533.3 2.1
14 Brazil 486.0 1.9
15 Belgium 468.7 1.9
16 Ireland 435.5 1.7
17 Mexico 420.0 1.7
18 Italy 335.3 1.3
19 India 282.3 1.1
20 Sweden 281.9 1.1

Source: UNCTADstat database.
Last Updated: October 2016

Last Updated: 23 November 2016