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Foreign investment in Australia, levels, 31 December 2019
Level of Australian investment abroad
The level of Australian investment abroad reached $2,953.1b at 31 December 2019, an increase of $405.4b (16%) on the previous year. Portfolio investment accounted for $1,314.8b (45%), direct investment for $826.8b (28%), other investment for $450.7b (15%), financial derivatives for $275.1b (9%) and reserve assets for $85.7b (3%). Of the portfolio investment assets, equity securities accounted for $886.9b (30% of Australian investment abroad) and debt securities for $427.9b (14% of Australian investment abroad).
The leading investment destination countries were:
Australian investment abroad, levels, 31 December 2019
Financial account transactions
The financial account at 31 December 2019 recorded a deficit of $8.1b, a turnaround of $55.1b on the surplus of $47.1b recorded for the previous year.
Foreign investment in Australia - Transactions
Foreign investment in Australia recorded an outflow of $10.1b at 31 December 2019, a turnaround of $60.5b on the inflow of $50.5b for the previous year.
Leading countries recording an outflow during 2019 were:
Partly offsetting these, leading countries recorded an inflow were:
Foreign investment in Australia, transactions, 31 December 2019
Australian investment abroad - Transactions
Australian investment abroad recorded an inflow of $2.0b at 31 December 2019, a turnaround of $5.4b on an outflow of $3.4b for the previous year.
Leading countries recording an inflow during 2019 were:
Partly offsetting these, leading countries recording an outflow were:
Australian investment abroad, transactions, 31 December 2019
Income debits recorded $117.6b at 31 December 2019, an increase of $0.1b on the previous year. The main countries to which income accrued at 31 December 2019 were:
Income credits recorded $67.8b at 31 December 2019, an increase of $5.8b on the previous year. The main countries from which income accrued at 31 December 2019 were:
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