Canadian Inward Foreign Direct Investment from Asia

In 2016, the stock of inward investment from Asia increased by over 6% from 2015. While Japan has traditionally provided the bulk of Asian direct investment stock in Canada, FDI stock from China increased by 10 folds between 2000 and 2016. In 2016, 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)
Hong Kong, SAR511,3743,37414,65411,20812,090
New Zealand--101484555
South Korea-3122323,5229661,461

Source: Adapted from the Statistics Canada CANSIM database, CANSIM Table 376-0051; the Statistics Canada Website on the National Economic Accounts module,, May 23, 2017; 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. 

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.

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