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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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U.S. Net International Investment Position: End of the First Quarter of 2016

The U.S. net international investment position at the end of the first quarter of 2016 was -$7,525.6 billion (preliminary) as the value of U.S. liabilities exceeded the value of U.S. assets. At the end of the fourth quarter of 2015, the net investment position was -$7,280.6 billion (revised).

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•The net investment position decreased $245.0 billion or 3.4 percent in the first quarter, compared with a decrease of 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter, and an average quarterly decrease of 6.4 percent from the first quarter of 2011 through the third quarter of 2015.

• U.S. assets increased $742.1 billion and U.S. liabilities increased $987.1 billion, mostly reflecting increases in the value of financial derivatives.

• U.S. assets excluding financial derivatives increased $155.7 billion, reflecting both the appreciation of major foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar that raised the value of U.S. assets in dollar terms and net U.S. acquisition of assets. These increases were partly offset by price decreases on direct investment and portfolio investment assets.

• U.S. liabilities excluding financial derivatives increased $382.7 billion, mostly reflecting an increase in U.S. bond prices that raised the value of portfolio investment liabilities.

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Value of U.S. Assets Decreased More Than U.S. Liabilities in Fourth Quarter 2015

The U.S. net international investment position was -$7,356.8 billion (preliminary) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2015 as the value of U.S. liabilities exceeded the value of U.S. assets. At the end of the third quarter, the net position was -$7,311.6 billion (revised).

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  • The U.S. net investment position decreased 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter, compared with a decrease of 8.4 percent in the third quarter and an average quarterly decrease of 6.3 percent from the first quarter of 2011 through the second quarter of 2015.
  • U.S. assets decreased $118.5 billion and U.S. liabilities decreased $73.3 billion, reflecting decreases in the value of financial derivatives, mostly in single-currency interest rate contracts.
  • U.S. assets excluding financial derivatives increased $205.1 billion, reflecting increases in foreign equity prices that increased the value of U.S. direct investment and portfolio investment assets.
  • U.S. liabilities excluding financial derivatives increased $250.7 billion, reflecting increases in U.S. equity prices that increased the value of U.S. direct investment and portfolio investment liabilities.

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