Value of Foreign Investments in the United States and U.S. Investments Abroad Decreased in Second Quarter 2013

The U.S. net international investment position was –$4,504.1 billion (preliminary) at the end of the second quarter of 2013 compared with –$4,236.6 billion (revised) at the end of the first quarter, as the value of foreign investments in the United States exceeded the value of U.S. investments abroad.iip0924

• The $267.6 billion decrease in the net position reflected a $605.8 billion decrease in the value of U.S.-owned assets abroad that exceeded a $338.2 billion decrease in the value of foreign-owned assets in the United States.

• The net position decreased 6 percent in the second quarter, compared with a 10 percent decrease in the first quarter and an average quarterly decrease of 8 percent from the first quarter of 2011 through the first quarter of 2013.

• U.S.-owned assets abroad were $20,984.3 billion at the end of the second quarter, compared with $21,590.1 billion at the end of the first quarter.

• Foreign-owned assets in the United States were $25,488.4 billion at the end of the second quarter, compared with $25,826.6 billion at the end of the first quarter.

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