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Fourth Quarter 2016

The U.S. net international investment position decreased to -$8,109.7 billion (preliminary) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016 from -$7,807.3 billion (revised) at the end of the third quarter, according to statistics released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The $302.3 billion decrease reflected a $954.8 billion decrease in U.S. assets and a $652.5 billion decrease in U.S. liabilities.

The net investment position decreased 3.9 percent in the fourth quarter, compared with an increase of 2.7 percent in the third quarter and an average quarterly decrease of 6.0 percent from the first quarter of 2011 through the second quarter of 2016.

U.S. assets decreased $954.8 billion to $23,916.7 billion at the end


From the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis


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