New Zealand

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) 2019 $202,172 2018 $207,247 www.worldbank.org/en/country 
Foreign Direct Investment Host Country Statistical source* USG or international statistical source USG or international Source of data:
BEA; IMF; Eurostat; UNCTAD, Other
U.S. FDI in partner country ($M USD, stock positions) 2019 $4,808 2018 $11,289 BEA data available at
https://www.bea.gov/international/
direct-investment-and-multinational-
enterprises-comprehensive-data
 
Host country’s FDI in the United States ($M USD, stock positions) 2019 $2,230 2018 $1,241 BEA data available at
https://www.bea.gov/international/
direct-investment-and-multinational-
enterprises-comprehensive-data
 
Total inbound stock of FDI as % host GDP 2019 36.3% 2018 36.8% UNCTAD data available at
https://unctad.org/en/Pages/DIAE/
World%20Investment%20Report/
Country-Fact-Sheets.aspx
 

* Source for Host Country Data: Host country statistics differ from USG and international sources due to calculation methodologies, and timing of exchange rate conversions.  Almost a third of inbound foreign direct investment in New Zealand is in the financial and insurance services sector. Foreign direct investment data for March 2019 was released in September 2019.   Statistics New Zealand data available at www.stats.govt.nz

Table 3: Sources and Destination of FDI
Direct Investment from/in Counterpart Economy Data
From Top Five Sources/To Top Five Destinations (US Dollars, Millions)
Inward Direct Investment Outward Direct Investment
Total Inward 75,158 100% Total Outward 17,278 100%
Australia 37,563 50% Australia 8,637 50%
China,P.R.:Hong Kong 7,433 10% United States 2,357 14%
United States 4,931 7% China,P.R.:Hong Kong 1,609 9%
United Kingdom 4,311 6% United Kingdom 885 5%
Japan 3,781 5% Singapore 556 3%
“0” reflects amounts rounded to +/- USD 500,000.
Table 4: Sources of Portfolio Investment
Portfolio Investment Assets
Top Five Partners (Millions, current US Dollars)
Total Equity Securities Total Debt Securities
All Countries 108,101 100% All Countries 73,142 100% All Countries 34,959 100%
Australia 27,377 25% United States 28,284 39% Australia 6,342 18%
Japan 4,690 4% Australia 21,035 29% Germany 2,190 6%
United Kingdom 4,388 4% United Kingdom 3,222 4% Japan 1,793 5%
Germany 3,231 3% Japan 2,897 4% United Kingdom 1,166 3%
France 2,272 2% Cayman Islands 2,226 3% Philippines 894 3%
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