U.S. International Investment Position, Fourth Quarter and Year 2020

End of 4th quarter 2020
–$14.09 trillion
End of 3rd quarter 2020
–$13.86 trillion
End of year 2020
–$14.09 trillion
End of year 2019
–$11.05 trillion

The U.S. net international investment position, the difference between U.S. residents’ foreign financial assets and liabilities, was –$14.09 trillion at the end of the fourth quarter of 2020, according to statistics released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Assets totaled $32.16 trillion and liabilities were $46.25 trillion. At the end of the third quarter, the net investment position was –$13.86 trillion.

  • Current Release: March 31, 2021
  • Next Release: June 30, 2021
  • 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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