Research on the future of reciprocal business between Australia and China written collaboratively by the University of Sydney and KPMG.
Despite strong public interest, little detailed factual information has been previously available about the actual nature and distribution of China's outbound direct investment (ODI) in Australia. This specialist report continues our comprehensive reporting of China's ODI into Australia.
While Australia's accumulated Chinese direct investment is still ahead of its main international competitors, there is no denying that the rest of the world is hot on our heels and aggressively competing for Chinese capital.
China's largest energy companies have rapidly increased their stakes in Australia's energy sectors in recent years, motivated by the same factors that have underpinned their acquisitions in the resources sector.
Despite an intensity of interest in Chinese corporate investment in Australia and elsewhere around the world, the nature and distribution of this investment in Australia is not well understood. KPMG and The University of Sydney China Studies Centre have, in the past 21 months, undertaken a thorough review of Chinese direct investment in Australia.
Australia has been the biggest single destination for Chinese outward foreign direct investment (FDI) worldwide over the past 6 years with investments totalling more than US$38.4 billion. While China's investment in Australia have been concentrated in the natural resources sector, the future will be different. Sectors that could increase their potential for greater Chinese FDI inflows include agriculture, financial services and infrastructure.
Australia & China: Future Partnerships 2011 13/09/2011
In the future it will be difficult, if not impossible, to have a strong global or domestic business without a strong China business relationship, concludes new collaborative research from KPMG in Australia and the University of Sydney China Studies Centre into the future of reciprocal trade between Australia and China.