Net capital inflow into Pacific real estate in H116 was US$720 million, comparing favourably to the US$2,170 million net capital outflow recorded in H115. The big shift in net position reflected a decline in capital outflow from domestic investors which in H115 reached US$4.4b but fell away to US$1.4b in H116. The net position of the offshore investor sector was largely unchanged at US$2.2b.
Cross-regional investment activity was lower in volume. H116 saw US$8.7 billion of capital flows to and from the Pacific region, 30% down on the US$12.4 billion recorded in H115. This trend is consistent with the global theme of lower volumes of cross-border commercial real estate investment activity in 2016.