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13. Foreign Direct Investment and Foreign Portfolio Investment Statistics

Table 2: Key Macroeconomic Data, U.S. FDI in Host Country/Economy

Host Country Statistical Source* USG or International Statistical Source USG or International Source of Data:
BEA; IMF; Eurostat; UNCTAD, Other
Economic Data Year Amount Year Amount
Host Country Gross Domestic Product (GDP) ($M USD) 2018 $1,280,000 2017 $1,320,000 www.worldbank.org/en/country  
Foreign Direct Investment Host Country Statistical Source* USG or International Statistical Source USG or International Source of Data:
BEA; IMF; Eurostat; UNCTAD, Other
U.S. FDI in partner country ($M USD, stock positions) 2017 $132,000 2017 $168,000 http://bea.gov/international/direct_investment_multinational_companies_comprehensive_data.htm  
Host country’s FDI in the United States ($M USD, stock positions) 2017 $83,000 2017 $67,000 http://bea.gov/international/direct_investment_multinational_companies_comprehensive_data.htm  
Total inbound stock of FDI as % host GDP 2017 10% 2018 48.1% https://unctad.org/en/Pages/DIAE/World%20Investment%20Report/Country-Fact-Sheets.aspx  

*Australian Bureau of Statistics, based on most recently available data.  Year-end foreign investment data is published in May of the following year.


Table 3: Sources and Destination of FDI

Direct Investment from/in Counterpart Economy Data
From Top Five Sources/To Top Five Destinations (US Dollars, Billions)
Inward Direct Investment Outward Direct Investment
Total Inward 662.3 100% Total Outward 460.6 100%
USA 148.1 22% USA 99.3 22%
Japan 72.2 11% UK 65.4 14%
UK 64.8 10% New Zealand 48.4 11%
Netherlands 41.7 6% Singapore 15.7 3%
China 31.7 5% Papua New Guinea 12.8 3%
“0” reflects amounts rounded to +/- USD 500,000.


Table 4: Sources of Portfolio Investment

Portfolio Investment Assets
Top Five Partners (Millions, US Dollars)
Total Equity Securities Total Debt Securities
All Countries $808,049 100% All Countries $515,382 100% All Countries $292,667 100%
United States $335,258 41% United States $237,834 46% United States $97,424 33%
United Kingdom $71,863 9% United Kingdom $44,153 9% United Kingdom $27,710 9%
Japan $33,282 5% Japan $27,190 5% Germany $24,514 8%
Cayman Islands $36,282 4% Switzerland $11,080 2% Japan $17,092 6%
Canada $27,724 3% Netherlands $10,778 2% Canada $14,269 5%
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