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Foreign investment statistics

Australian industries and foreign direct investment

Graphic on which Australian industries attract foreign direct investment. Figures in table below.

Which Australian industries attract foreign direct investment?
2021, A$ billion

Rank in 2021 Industry 2019 2020 2021 % of total % change 2020 to 2021 5-year trend
% growth
1 Mining & quarrying 377.3 361.0 360.6 34.0 -0.1 1.2
2 Real estate activities 115.5 121.1 136.9 12.9 13.0 11.7
3 Financial & insurance activities 110.3 115.3 122.8 11.6 6.5 12.1
4 Manufacturing 128.2 124.8 116.6 11.0 -6.5 5.4
5 Wholesale & retail trade 59.2 59.8 60.8 5.7 1.7 2.3
6 Information & communication 31.0 31.9 34.1 3.2 6.7 6.8
7 Transport & storage 25.8 25.6 25.4 2.4 -0.8 1.1
8 Electricity, gas & water 22.7 24.2 24.4 2.3 1.1 7.9
9 Construction 21.4 18.7 17.6 1.7 -5.8 -3.3
10 Professional, scientific & technical activities 10.3 12.1 12.7 1.2 4.4 20.1
  Other/Unallocated 144.2 137.4 149.7 14.1 9.0 4.5
  All industries 1,046.0 1,031.8 1,061.5 100.0 2.9 4.7

Based on ABS catalogue 5352.0.
Last updated: May 2022.

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