The U.S. net international investment position, the difference between U.S. residents’ foreign financial assets and liabilities, was –$16.31 trillion at the end of the second quarter of 2022, according to statistics released today by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Assets totaled $30.98 trillion, and liabilities were $47.29 trillion. At the end of the first quarter, the net investment position was –$17.75 trillion.
- The $1.44 trillion change in the net investment position from the first quarter to the second quarter came from net financial transactions of –$139.1 billion and net other changes in position, such as price and exchange-rate changes, of $1.58 trillion. Net other changes mostly reflected U.S. stock price decreases that exceeded foreign stock price decreases, which lowered the value of U.S. liabilities more than U.S. assets.
- U.S. assets decreased by $3.06 trillion to a total of $30.98 trillion, reflecting decreases in portfolio investment and direct investment assets that were driven mainly by foreign stock price decreases, and by depreciation of major foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar that lowered the value of these assets in dollar terms.
- U.S. liabilities decreased by $4.50 trillion to a total of $47.29 trillion, reflecting decreases in portfolio investment and direct investment liabilities that were driven mainly by U.S. stock price decreases.
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