U.S. International Investment Position, Third Quarter 2021

End of 3rd quarter 2021
-$16.07 trillion
End of 2nd quarter 2021
-$15.91 trillion

The U.S. net international investment position (IIP), the difference between U.S. residents' foreign financial assets and liabilities, was –$16.07 trillion at the end of the third quarter of 2021, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Assets totaled $34.45 trillion, and liabilities were $50.53 trillion. At the end of the second quarter, the net investment position was –$15.91 trillion.

  • Current Release: December 30, 2021
  • Next Release: March 29, 2022
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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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