Chinese investment in Australia declined 10 percent during 2013 against an overall global increase in Chinese outbound investment. The Chinese investment profile is changing. For the first time in 2013 Chinese investment in Australia was not concentrated in the mining sector. We experienced a shift towards a larger number of smaller to medium sized deals and a larger share of private Chinese investors.
Our report finds Australia is well placed to remain a priority destination, but we can’t afford to rest on our laurels.