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Foreign investment statistics

Australian industries and foreign direct 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?
2018, A$ billion

Rank in 2018 Industry 2016 2017 2018 % of total % change 2017 to 2018
1 Mining & quarrying 336.2 343.6 365.5 37.8 6.4
2 Manufacturing 94.7 101.8 107.7 11.1 5.8
3 Financial & Insurance activities 66.1 73.8 107.5 11.1 45.6
4 Real estate activities 75.6 90.8 102.9 10.6 13.2
5 Wholesale & Retail trade 53.8 54.7 56.7 5.9 3.6
6 Information & Communication 25.1 25.5 26.9 2.8 5.6
7 Construction 20.2 24.4 22.4 2.3 -7.9
8 Electricity, Gas & Water 15.8 20.4 21.7 2.2 6.3
9 Transportation & Storage 24.8 20.0 19.5 2.0 -2.4
10 Accommodation & Food service activities 7.0 6.8 8.7 0.9 28.6
Other/Unallocated 118.3 122.1 128.0 13.2 4.9
All industries 837.7 883.8 967.5 9.5

Based on ABS catalogue 5352.0.
Last updated: May 2019.

Last Updated: 14 May 2019
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