Foreign investment statistics
Economic activity of Australian businesses abroad 2018-19
Australia’s foreign affiliates make a valuable contribution to the Australian economy.
Funded by DFAT and Austrade, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has released a new study on the economic impact of Australia’s foreign affiliates abroad. The new study provides key economic facts on Australia’s 5,176 majority-owned foreign affiliates such as the value of assets, profits remitted back to Australia, sales of goods & services and Industry valued added, as well as the level of employment. Information is cross-classified by country of ownership and industry. The new study confirms the importance of foreign affiliates in the delivery of Australian services, especially: Financial & insurance, Construction, Engineering & other technical and Health services.
Key summary fact sheets
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