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Value of Foreign Investments in the United States Increased More Than Value of U.S. Investments Abroad in 2012

The U.S. net international investment position was -$3,863.9 billion (revised) at the end of 2012 compared with -$3,730.6 billion (revised) at the end of 2011, as the value of foreign investments in the United States exceeded the value of U.S. investments abroad.

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• The -$133.3 billion change in the net position from the end of 2011 to the end of 2012 reflected a $134.8 billion increase in the value of foreign-owned assets in the United States that was slightly offset by a $1.5 billion increase in the value of U.S.-owned assets abroad.
• U.S.-owned assets abroad were $21,637.6 billion at the end of 2012 compared with $21,636.2 billion at the end of 2011.
• Foreign-owned assets in the United States were $25,501.5 billion at the end of 2012 compared with $25,366.7 billion at the end of 2011.
For more on the U.S. net international investment position, read the full report.

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

The U.S. net international investment position was -$4,277.1 billion (preliminary) at the end of the first quarter of 2013 compared with -$3,863.9 billion (revised) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012, as the value of foreign investments in the United States exceeded the value of U.S. investments abroad.62513q 162513q 2
• The -$413.2 billion change in the net position reflected a $394.2 billion increase in the value of foreign-owned assets in the United States and a $19.0 billion decrease in the value of U.S.-owned assets abroad.
• U.S.-owned assets abroad were $21,618.6 billion at the end of the first quarter compared with $21,637.6 billion at the end of the fourth quarter.
• Foreign-owned assets in the United States were $25,895.7 billion at the end of the first quarter compared with $25,501.5 billion at the end of the fourth quarter.
For more on the U.S. net international investment position, read the full report.