Where are Chinese looking globally?

Chinese are buying properties abroad like there’s no tomorrow –
investing over US$80 billion on international property last year alone.1

In fact, Chinese outbound real estate investment is slated to grow as much as 50% this year2, and this is following record-breaking property shopping sprees by Chinese throughout the world.

This shows that Chinese overseas property investment is nowhere close to tapering of anytime soon. What’s more, Juwai research indicates that what we’ve seen so far is but the tip of the iceberg.

Where are Chinese buyers looking to invest, though? We shed light on the top 10 countries most enquired by Chinese property investors on Juwai.com in the adjacent map.

Interestingly, each Chinese buyer is diferent, and while many share similar yet somewhat distinct aspects, where they hail from influences their motivations and dictates their buying preferences as well.

Sources: 1.Juwai Research compiled from National Association of Realtors (NAR), Australian Foreign Investment Review Board, Savills, and National Bank of Canada; 2. Colliers International


3 Chinese buyers segments

Juwai connects with all 3 segments

Mainland Chinese buyers

  • Living in mainland China
  • Looking at properties oversea

Example: Chinese buyer in Qingdao city looking at property in Australia

International Chinese buyers

  • Living outside mainland China
  • Looking at international properties located outside the country they’re living in

Example: Chinese buyer in the US looking at property in Australia

Domestic Chinese buyers

  • Living outside mainland China
  • Looking at domestic properties located in the country they’re living in

Example: Chinese buyer in Australia looking at property in Australia

Ask about Juwai IQ data services

Juwai IQ data is based on the online activity of more than 2 million monthly Chinese consumer visitors – from 403 cities in China and 165 countries around the world – searching and enquiring about properties on Juwai.com.

This is the first and most comprehensive set of data on the global Chinese property buying audience to ever be tracked, providing unparalleled insight into the preferences and purchasing intent of Chinese property buyers around the world.

Juwai IQ data has been featured and cited by major press and financial organisations, including Credit Suisse, CNN, New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and CNBC.

*Juwai IQ data is currently reserved for media, government organisations, and other third party advertisers

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