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BEA News: U.S. International Investment Position, 1st quarter 2018, Year 2017, and annual

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has issued the following news release today:     The U.S. net international investment position decreased to -$7,888.1 billion (preliminary) at the end of the first quarter of 2018 from -$7,725.0 billion (revised) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2017, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The $163.1 billion decrease reflected a $182.8 billion decrease in U.S. assets and a $19.7 billion decrease in U.S. liabilities.   The full text of the release on BEA's Web site can be found at  www.bea.gov/newsreleases/ international/intinv/ intinvnewsrelease.htm