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UK and Australia - a strong investment relationship

  • The UK is the second largest source of foreign investment into Australia, behind the USA, with total investment of $499.9b as at 31 December 2015.
  • The UK is also the second largest destination for Australian investment offshore, at $353.2b.
  • In terms of foreign direct investment (FDI), the UK ranked third as a source of FDI to Australia, behind the US and Japan, with $76b, and second as a destination for Australian FDI at $81.3b.

As British firms increasingly look to diversify their export markets, the prospects for further British investment into Australia will continue to ensure the strength, relevance and growth of the UK / Australia economic relationship.

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) is keen to hear from British firms wishing to establish a presence in Australia. Contact us today to find out how Austrade UK can assist your firm to be part of this growing business exchange.

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David Watson, Senior Trade and Investment Commissioner

Invest in Australia

The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) in the UK focuses on inward investment promotion and international education services, with support to Australian exporters provided through referrals to service providers.

Austrade can assist UK investors with information and contacts to enable them to commence and grow their business engagement in Australia. More information on Australia as an investment destination can be found here.

For information on services to Australian companies interested in exporting to the UK, please visit here.

How UK digital agency Precedent grew in the Australian market

UK digital agency Precedent has found success in the Australian market and is expanding into the Asia-Pacific region. 

In this video, Precedent’s chairman and founder Paul Hoskins and Chief Executive Officer Neil Davis discuss the company’s expansion to Australia and how Austrade helped them identify clients, locations and office spaces. 

On the benefits of investing in Australia, Precedent Chief Executive Officer Neil Davis said: 

 "I think being an international organisation rather than just purely based in the UK suddenly opens up a whole new client base. Having an agency that has a base in the UK, in Australia and now in wider Asia Pacific immediately makes us more attractive." 

 

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