The US is the leading destination market for greenfield healthcare FDI, while Australia is the top source market. GlobalData’s healthcare foreign direct investment (FDI) report highlights the current trends in healthcare foreign investments.
Between 2019 and 2022, the healthcare sector was the twenty-first largest FDI sector in terms of the number of greenfield investments. The healthcare sector accounts for 0.8% of global greenfield FDI projects.
Greenfield foreign direct investment is when a company invests abroad to establish a new physical presence or expand an existing operation. Greenfield investments create jobs and/or involve a capital investment into the foreign location. Other forms of FDI, such as mergers and acquisitions, are not included as part of this definition.
Combined, the top ten destination countries account for 65.5% of total healthcare FDI projects.
The leading destination country for healthcare FDI is the US. Germany, United Arab Emirates and the UK are also popular healthcare investment hubs.
According to GlobalData’s FDI Projects database, Australia-based companies were the leading source of greenfield healthcare investments into the US.
With respect to outbound FDI, Australia was the leading healthcare source market. Australia-based companies held a 17.1% share of total outbound healthcare FDI projects. The US, Japan, India and Germany are also top source markets for healthcare FDI. GlobalData