U.S. Net International Investment Position, Fourth Quarter and Year 2018

End of 4th quarter 2018:
-$9,717.1 billion
End of 3rd quarter 2018:
-$9,634.8 billion
End of year 2018:
-$9,717.1 billion
End of year 2017:
-$7,725.0 billion

The U.S. net international investment position decreased to -$9,717.1 billion (preliminary) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018 from -$9,634.8 billion (revised) at the end of the third quarter, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

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  • Current Release: March 29, 2019
  • Next release: June 26, 2019
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What is the international investment position?

The accumulated value of U.S.-owned financial assets in other countries and U.S. liabilities to residents of other countries at the end of each quarter. The difference between assets and liabilities is the U.S. net international investment position. 

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