Canadian Inward Foreign Direct Investment from Asia

In 2017, the stock of inward investment from Asia increased by 1.7% from 2016. While Japan has traditionally provided the bulk of Asian direct investment stock in Canada, FDI stock from China increased by 8,458% between 2000 and 2017. In 2017, investors from Australia, China, Japan and South Korea accounted for almost 80% of the investment stock from Asia.

Canadian Inward Foreign Direct Investment from Asia
(C$ millions)
 198019902000201520162017
Australia747581,7119,38311,42511,540
China--19213,76315,27916,432
Hong Kong, SAR511,3743,37411,20812,31512,431
India---3,6263,2453,057
Japan6055,2228,04126,45229,75929,632
Malaysia--118-16--
New Zealand--101454646
Philippines--2621-
Singapore-88146247321354
South Korea-3122321,4132,5152,660
Taiwan-19971305959
Thailand--11823
       
Total7307,77314,01566,31474,97376,234

Source: Statistics Canada Table 36-10-0008-01 "International investment position, Canadian direct investment abroad and foreign direct investment in Canada, by country, annual (x 1,000,000) https://www150.statcan.gc.ca/t1/tbl1/en/tv.action?pid=3610000801, June 25, 2018; 1980 figures are adapted from Statistics Canada, Canada’s International Investment Position, 2001, Catalogue No. 67-202-XIB 2001000 2001 March 27, 2002.

Statistics Canada information is used with the permission of Statistics Canada.

Notes:
1. Data used to produce this chart reflect the stock of foreign direct investment in Canada held by nationals of the listed Asian countries. Stock refers to the magnitude of investment that has accumulated over time, as opposed to the flow of new investment made in a given period. Data for the Middle East, which Statistics Canada includes in its Asia/Oceania aggregate, are not refected in this chart. The choice of countries represented in the chart relects the data reported by Statistics Canada. Data are collected by survey, and where there are relatively few investors from a particular country, data are not reported by country to respect the confidential nature of the survey. 
2. ’ - ’ indicates that either the data is confidential or not available.
3. The definition of Asia in this chart only refers to the countries listed in the table above.

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