The bar chart shows the foreign investment of selected countries in Australia over the 3 years, from 2011 to 2014.
In 2011, Malaysia invested the most however, all countries invested between 80 and 100 USD million, except Somalia which invested around 20m USD. In 2012, all countries increased the amount invested; while Germany almost doubled its investment and reached 180m USD, the other countries also increased but only by around 15%. Somalia more than doubled the amount invested and reached 50m USD.
By 2013, New Zealand had overtaken Germany and had invested 200m USD while the latter was at 190m USD. Both Mexico and Malaysia had increased their investments and reached 140m USD and 130m USD respectively. Somalia almost doubled the amount sent again to reach 90m USD, to bring it on a par with Thailand. In 2014 investment grew from each country except Mexico, which remained steady, while Somalia dropped to its 2011 level of around 20m USD.Overall every country increased their investment in Australia for each consecutive year except for Somalia which reduced it in the final period.