With much of the media and the public’s attention focused on foreign investment in residential housing, KPMG has prepared an analysis of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) into the productive assets of our country, businesses and agriculture.
FDI is an area which frequently tests the comfort zone of a country. Fears of a loss of sovereignty, dealing with different cultures, uncertainty as to the actual benefits of investment and the implications for future generations are frequent discussion points in the media and the wider public. KPMG has analysed FDI information provided by the Overseas Investment Office (OIO) based on decisions over the 2013 -2014 period, to bring clarity to what’s actually happening with Foreign Direct Investment into New Zealand. This captures the larger investments into our country by overseas investors.
FDI can be an important contributor to the nation’s prosperity. Particularly where it results in investment into new productive assets and the development of export focused business ventures. Strong trade relationships and the creation of employment opportunities for the next generation underpin a healthy economy.
The attached KPMG analysis breaks down FDI into the origin of investment, investment from Asia, the top 10 investments by year, and the destination by sectors of FDI.
Land acquisition is broken down into the country of origin, and what the acquired land is used for.
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