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Foreign investment statistics

Australian industries and foreign direct investment

Which Australian industries attract foreign direct investment?
2019, A$ billion
Rank in 2019 Industry 2017 2018 2019 % of total % change 2018 to 2019
1 Mining & quarrying 347.8 373.0 360.1 35.3 -3.5
2 Manufacturing 101.8 110.8 131.4 12.9 18.6
3 Financial & Insurance activities 79.1 114.1 113.2 11.1 -0.8
4 Real estate activities 91.4 103.3 110.9 10.9 7.4
5 Wholesale & Retail trade 56.7 60.6 60.3 5.9 -0.5
6 Information & Communication 25.5 27.7 30.5 3.0 10.0
7 Transportation & Storage 22.0 23.0 23.3 2.3 1.4
8 Electricity, Gas & Water 20.4 22.2 21.7 2.1 -1.9
9 Construction 23.2 20.3 18.1 1.8 -11.0
10 Accommodation & Food service activities 6.8 8.9 9.3 0.9 5.0
  Other/Unallocated 122.3 130.4 140.6 13.8 7.9
  All industries 896.9 994.3 1,019.5 100.0 2.5
Based on ABS catalogue 5352.0. Last updated: May 2020

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