Value of U.S. Assets Decreased but Value of U.S. Liabilities Increased in First Quarter 2014

The U.S. net international investment position was -$5,539.3 billion (preliminary) at the end of the first quarter of 2014 as the value of U.S. liabilities exceeded the value of U.S. assets. At the end of the fourth quarter, the net position was -$5,383.0 billion (revised).

Assets and Liabilities

  •  The $156.3 billion decrease in the net position reflected a $108.3 billion decrease in the value of U.S. assets and a $48.0 billion increase in the value of U.S. liabilities.
  •  The U.S. net international investment position decreased 2.9 percent in the first quarter, compared with a decrease of 7.8 percent in the fourth quarter and an average quarterly decrease of 7.4 percent from the first quarter of 2011    through the fourth quarter of 2013.
  •  U.S. assets were $23,601.5 billion at the end of the first quarter compared with $23,709.8 billion at the end of the fourth quarter.
  •  U.S. liabilities were $29,140.8 billion at the end of the first quarter compared with $29,092.8 billion at the end of the fourth quarter.

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