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.


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