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U.S. Net International Investment Position Decreased in Fourth Quarter

The U.S. net international investment position decreased to −$7,845.8 billion (preliminary) at the end of the fourth quarter from −$7,739.7 billion (revised) at the end of the third quarter. The $106.1 billion decrease reflected net financial transactions of –$52.4 billion and net other changes in position, such as price and exchange-rate changes, of –$53.8 billion.

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  • The net investment position decreased 1.4 percent in the fourth quarter, compared with an increase of 3.3 percent in the third quarter. The net investment position decreased an average of 5.0 percent per quarter from the first quarter of 2011 through the second quarter of 2017.
  • U.S. assets increased $727.2 billion to $27,632.8 billion, mostly reflecting increases in portfolio investment and direct investment assets due to increases in foreign equity prices.
  • U.S. liabilities increased $833.3 billion to $35,478.6 billion, mostly reflecting increases in portfolio investment and direct investment liabilities due to increases in U.S. equity prices.

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U.S. Net International Investment Position Third Quarter 2016

The U.S. net international investment position increased to −$7,781.1 billion (preliminary) at the end of the third quarter of 2016 from −$8,026.9 billion (revised) at the end of the second quarter.

  • The net investment position increased $245.8 billion or 3.1 percent in the third quarter, compared with a decrease of 5.9 percent in the second quarter and an average quarterly decrease of 6.0 percent from the first quarter of 2011 through the first quarter of 2016.
  • U.S. assets increased $346.2 billion to $24,861.2 billion at the end of the third quarter, reflecting a $794.9 billion increase in assets excluding financial derivatives that was partly offset by a $448.7 billion decrease in financial derivatives. The increase in assets excluding financial derivatives mostly reflected increases in portfolio investment and direct investment assets due to increases in foreign equity prices.
  • U.S. liabilities increased $100.5 billion to $32,642.3 billion at the end of the third quarter, reflecting a $546.3 billion increase in liabilities excluding financial derivatives that was partly offset by a $445.8 billion decrease in financial derivatives. The increase in liabilities excluding financial derivatives reflected increases in portfolio investment and direct investment liabilities due to financial transactions and increases in U.S. equity prices.

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U.S. Net International Investment Position Second Quarter 2016

The U.S. net international investment position decreased to −$8,042.8 billion (preliminary) at the end of the second quarter of 2016 from −$7,582.0 billion (revised) at the end of the first quarter.

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  • The net investment position decreased $460.8 billion or 6.1 percent in the second quarter, compared with a decrease of 4.1 percent in the first quarter, and an average quarterly decrease of 6.1 percent from the first quarter of 2011 through the fourth quarter of 2015.
  • U.S. assets increased $404.1 billion. Financial derivatives increased $241.4 billion, and assets excluding financial derivatives increased $162.7 billion. The increase in assets excluding financial derivatives reflected increases resulting from financial transactions that were partly offset by depreciation of major foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar that lowered the value of U.S. assets in dollar terms.
  • U.S. liabilities increased $864.9 billion. Liabilities excluding financial derivatives increased $642.6 billion, and financial derivatives increased $222.3 billion. The increase in liabilities excluding financial derivatives reflected increases resulting from financial transactions and increases in U.S. bond and equity prices that raised the value of liabilities.

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