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Australian industries and foreign direct investment

Graphic of which Australian industries attract foreign direct investment.

Figures in table below.

Which Australian industries attract foreign direct investment?
2022, A$ billion

Rank in 2022 Industry 2020 2021 2022 % of total % change 2021 to 2022 5-year trend
% growth
1 Mining & quarrying 361.0 359.4 359.3 32.1 -0.0 -0.0
2 Real estate activities 121.3 135.4 144.9 13.0 7.1 9.1
3 Financial & insurance activities 112.8 121.4 141.2 12.6 16.2 9.5
4 Manufacturing 122.6 115.0 118.4 10.6 3.0 2.9
5 Wholesale & retail trade 59.8 61.0 67.1 6.0 10.0 2.8
6 Information & communication 31.9 34.0 34.3 3.1 1.1 6.3
7 Transport & storage 26.2 26.2 28.6 2.6 9.1 3.9
8 Electricity, gas & water 24.1 24.7 26.6 2.4 7.6 4.9
9 Construction 18.7 17.6 19.0 1.7 8.3 -4.7
10 Professional, scientific & technical activities 12.1 13.1 14.6 1.3 11.2 18.4
  Other/Unallocated 121.7 133.1 164.9 14.7 23.9 4.1
  All industries 1,012.3 1,040.8 1,118.9 100.0 7.5 3.5

Based on ABS catalogue 5352.0.
Last updated: May 2023.

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