New Zealand invests in nearly 100 countries
New Zealand invests in nearly 100 countries – Media release
18 October 2013
At 31 March 2013, New Zealand enterprises had invested in at least 97 different countries worldwide. At least 99 countries had invested in New Zealand.
New Zealand investment abroad was $163.9 billion, with 64 percent invested in our top five destination countries – Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Japan, and the Netherlands.
Foreign investment in New Zealand at 31 March 2013 was $315.5 billion, with 69 percent coming from our top five source countries. These were Australia, United Kingdom, United States, Singapore, and Japan.
“Having investment relationships with nearly 100 countries shows just how globally connected New Zealand is. Knowing which countries we invest in and who invests in us plays a key role in informing policy and trade negotiations," balance of payments manager Jason Attewell said .
For the first time, Statistics NZ has made these international investment statistics by country available on Infoshare. Annual flows and stocks for all countries are available – from March 2001 to March 2013.
We have also summarised New Zealand’s investment patterns in a short video Countries that invest and trade with New Zealand 2013. The video combines investment information with overseas merchandise trade, and international trade in services, statistics to give a fuller picture of our country’s international relationships.