U.S. Net International Investment Position First Quarter 2017

Preliminary Statistics for U.S. Net International Investment Position

Errata: The numbers in this blog no longer stand. Please refer to the updated news release and blog posted on July 5, 2017. 

The U.S. net international investment position increased to −$8,217.4 billion (preliminary) at the end of the first quarter of 2017 from −$8,318.4 billion (revised) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016.

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  • The net investment position increased 1.2 percent in the first quarter, compared with a decrease of 3.5 percent in the fourth quarter and an average quarterly decrease of 5.7 percent from the first quarter of 2011 through the third quarter of 2016.
  • U.S. assets increased $983.8 billion to $24,833.2 billion, reflecting a $1,246.1 billion increase in assets excluding financial derivatives that was partly offset by a $262.3 billion decrease in financial derivatives. The increase in assets excluding financial derivatives mostly reflected increases in portfolio investment and direct investment assets.
  • U.S. liabilities increased $882.8 billion to $33,050.6 billion, reflecting a $1,125.4 billion increase in liabilities excluding financial derivatives that was partly offset by a $242.6 billion decrease in financial derivatives. The increase in liabilities excluding financial derivatives mostly reflected increases in portfolio investment and direct investment liabilities.

For more information, read the full report here.


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