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5352.0 - International Investment Position, Australia: Supplementary Statistics, 2014  
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ANALYSIS AND COMMENTS

INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENT POSITION

Australia’s net international investment liability position as at 31 December 2014 was $866.1b, an increase of $28.3b (3%) on the previous year.


Level of foreign investment in Australia

The level of foreign investment in Australia increased $261.2b (10%) to reach $2,784.5b for the year ended 31 December 2014. Portfolio investment accounted for $1,524.0b (55%), direct investment for $688.4b (25%), other investment for $375.6b (13%) and financial derivatives for $196.6b (7%). Of the portfolio investment liabilities, debt securities accounted for $1,065.9b (38% of foreign investment in Australia) and equity securities for $458.0b (16% of foreign investment in Australia).

The leading investor countries for the year ended 31 December 2014 were:

  • United States of America $758.2b (27%)
  • United Kingdom $484.2b (17%)
  • Belgium $226.1b (8%)
  • Japan $174.7b (6%)
  • Singapore $80.2b (3%)
  • Hong Kong (SAR of China) $77.3b (3%).

In addition, the level of borrowing raised on international capital markets was $30.7b (1%).

The following graph illustrates the levels, by leading countries, of the total level of foreign investment in Australia for the year ended 31 December 2014.
FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN AUSTRALIA, LEVELS, 31 DECEMBER 2014
This graph shows the amount of Australian foreign investment from the United States of Americia, United Kingdom, Belgium, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong (SAR of China)



Level of Australian investment abroad

The level of Australian investment abroad reached $1,918.3b for the year ended 31 December 2014, an increase of $233.0b (14%) on the previous year. Portfolio investment accounted for $757.8b (40%), direct investment for $540.7b (28%), other investment for $370.0b (19%), financial derivatives for $184.1b (10%) and reserve assets for $65.7b (3%).

The leading investment destination countries for the year ended 31 December 2014 were:
  • United States of America $575.5b (30%)
  • United Kingdom $304.5b (16%)
  • New Zealand $99.9b (5%)
  • Japan $69.6b (4%)
  • Germany $65.4b (3%)
  • China (excludes SARs and Taiwan Province) $57.9b (3%).

The following graph illustrates the levels, by leading countries, of the total level of Australian investment abroad for the year ended 31 December 2014.

AUSTRALIAN INVESTMENT ABROAD, LEVELS, 31 DECEMBER 2014
This graph shows the amount of Australian investment abroad in the United States of Americia, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Japan, Germany and China (excluding SARs and Taiwan)




FINANCIAL ACCOUNT TRANSACTIONS

The balance on the financial account for the year ended 31 December 2014 recorded a net inflow of $44.9b. This result is down $7.4b on the net inflow of $52.3b recorded for the previous year.


Foreign investment in Australia - Transactions

Foreign investment in Australia recorded a net inflow of $72.6b for the year ended 31 December 2014, a decrease of $21.8b on the net inflow of $94.4b for the previous year.

The leading countries recording net inflows during 2014 were:
  • United States of America $25.0b (5%)
  • Belgium $15.7b (3%)
  • China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) $13.3b (3%).

Partly offsetting these, net outflows were recorded for the following countries:
  • United Kingdom $79.3b (15%)
  • United Arab Emirates $11.3b (2%)
  • France $3.6b (1%).
The following graph illustrates the transactions, by leading countries, of net financial transactions for foreign investment in Australia for the year ended 31 December 2014.

FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN AUSTRALIA, TRANSACTIONS, 31 DECEMBER 2014

This graph shows the amount of Foreign investment transactions in Australian from  South Korea, Belgium, China (excluding SARs and Taiwan), United Arab Emirates, United States of America and United Kingdom.


Australian investment abroad - Transactions

Australian investment abroad recorded a net outflow of $27.7b for the year ended 31 December 2014, a decrease of $14.4b on the net outflow of $42.2b for the previous year.

The leading countries recording net outflows during 2014 were:
  • China (excludes SARs and Taiwan) $18.9b (6%)
  • Japan $15.3b (5%)
  • United States of America $12.9b (4%).

Partly offsetting these, net inflows were recorded for the following countries:
  • United Kingdom $51.7b (17%)
  • Bermuda $4.3b (1%)
  • Germany $3.8b (1%).

The following graph illustrates the transactions, by leading countries, of net financial transactions for Australian investment abroad for the year ended 31 December 2014.

AUSTRALIAN INVESTMENT ABROAD, TRANSACTIONS, 31 DECEMBER 2014
This graph shows the amount of Australian investment abroad in China (excluding SARs and Taiwan), Japan, United States of America, Germany, Bermuda and United Kingdom.


INCOME

Income debits totalled $78.1b for the year ended 31 December 2014, a decrease of $1.8b on income debits for the previous year. The main countries to which income accrued for the year ended 31 December 2014 were:
  • United States of America $14.4b (18%)
  • United Kingdom $7.9b (10%)
  • Japan $7.3b (9%)
  • Belgium $5.6b (7%)
  • Switzerland $2.0b (3%)
  • Hong Kong (SAR of China) $1.8b (2%).

Income credits totalled $49.0b for the year ended 31 December 2014, an increase of $4.6b on income credits for the previous year. The main countries from which income accrued for the year ended 31 December 2014 were:
  • United States of America $9.8b (20%)
  • New Zealand $5.3b (11%)
  • United Kingdom $4.3b (9%)
  • Canada $2.2b (4%)
  • Germany $1.8b (4%)
  • Singapore $1.6b (3%).


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