U.S. Net International Investment Position: First Quarter 2019, Year 2018, and Annual Update

End of 1st quarter 2019:
-$9.93 trillion
End of 4th quarter 2018:
-$9.55 trillion
End of year 2018:
-$9.55 trillion
End of year 2017:
-$7.74 trillion

The U.S. net international investment position decreased to -$9.93 trillion (preliminary) at the end of the first quarter of 2019 from -$9.55 trillion (revised) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA).

  • Current Release: June 26, 2019
  • Next release: September 30, 2019
  • Data Archive Previously published estimates contain historical data and have since been revised. Please contact the International program area with questions.
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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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