This publication is an informative resource providing detailed snapshots of the latest trends in Australia’s international investment position with the world (both inwards and outwards) as well as a summary of the world direct investment position.
Key points - total investment:
- Net inflows of foreign investment in Australia (FIA) were valued at $37.0 billion in 2018. The value of the stock of FIA was $3.5 trillion in 2018, an increase of 5.6 per cent from 2017.
- The largest sources for the stock of FIA in 2018 were the United States (valued at $939.5 billion), followed by the United Kingdom (valued at $574.8 billion), Belgium (valued at $316.9 billion), Japan (valued at $229.3 billion) and Hong Kong (SAR of China) (valued at $118.8 billion).
- Investment from China was valued at $63.6 billion (ranked 9th), while investment from India was valued at $15.1 billion (ranked 21st).
- Net outflows of Australian investment abroad (AIA) declined $8.2 billion in 2018. The value of the stock of AIA was $2.5 trillion in 2018, an increase of 7.6 per cent from 2017.
- The largest destinations for the stock of AIA in 2018 were the United States (valued at $718.9 billion), followed by the United Kingdom (valued at $408.0 billion), Japan (valued at $113.0 billion) and New Zealand (valued at $96.7 billion).
- Foreign net flows (net inflows minus net outflows) contributed 9.1 per cent towards Australia’s total investment requirements during 2018.