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Value of Both Foreign Investments in the United States and U.S. Investments Abroad Increased in Fourth Quarter 2013

The U.S. net international investment position was -$4,577.5 billion (preliminary) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2013 as the value of foreign investments in the United States exceeded the value of U.S. investments abroad. At the end of the third quarter, the net position was -$4,171.8 billion (revised).

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• The $405.7 billion decrease in the net position reflected a $777.8 billion increase in the value of foreign-owned assets in the United States that exceeded a $372.1 billion increase in the value of U.S.-owned assets abroad.
• The U.S. net international investment position decreased 9.7 percent in the fourth quarter, compared with a 6.4-percent increase in the third quarter and an average quarterly decrease of 6.3 percent from the first quarter of 2011 through the third quarter of 2013.
• The decrease in the net position in the fourth quarter was attributable to the valuation changes of foreign-owned assets in the United States that were $211.7 billion larger than the valuation changes of U.S.-owned assets abroad, and net inflows of $194.0 billion.
• U.S.-owned assets abroad were $21,963.8 billion at the end of the fourth quarter compared with $21,591.7 billion at the end of the third quarter.
• Foreign-owned assets in the United States were $26,541.3 billion at the end of the fourth quarter compared with $25,763.5 billion at the end of the third quarter.

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Value of Both Foreign Investments in the United States and U.S. Investments Abroad Increased in 2013

The U.S. net international investment position was -$4,577.5 billion (preliminary) at the end of 2013 as the value of foreign investments in the United States exceeded the value of U.S. investments abroad. At the end of 2012, the net position was -$3,863.9 billion.

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The $713.6 billion decrease in the net position from the end of 2012 to the end of 2013 reflected a $1,039.8 billion increase in the value of foreign-owned assets in the United States that exceeded a $326.1 billion increase in the value of U.S.-owned assets abroad.
• The U.S. net international investment position decreased 18.5 percent from the end of 2012 to the end of 2013, compared with a 3.6-percent decrease from the end of 2011 to the end of 2012.
• The decrease in the net position in 2013 was attributable to the valuation changes of foreign-owned assets in the United States that were $362.4 billion larger than the valuation changes of U.S.-owned assets abroad, and net inflows of $351.2 billion.
• U.S.-owned assets abroad were $21,963.8 billion at the end of 2013 compared with $21,637.6 billion at the end of 2012.
• Foreign-owned assets in the United States were $26,541.3 billion at the end of 2013 compared with $25,501.5 billion at the end of 2012.

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Restoration of Previously Eliminated Local Area Personal Income Statistics

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) will restore a portion of the statistical detail to its Local Area Personal Income (LAPI) program that had been eliminated due to sequestration and reduced funding levels in FY 2013.

In early May, BEA will release for 2001-2012 (1) local area employment statistics; (2) local area industry detail for compensation and earnings for 108 industries; (3) detail on farm income and expenses; (4) and partially restored detail on personal current transfer receipts.

Improved production efficiency, in part, will allow for the restoration of these statistics.

For further information about the statistics, contact the Regional Income Division at 202–606–5360, or e-mail reis@bea.gov.