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U.S. Net International Investment Position, Fourth Quarter and Year 2018.

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12-15 minutes Fourth Quarter 2018 The U.S. net international investment position decreased to −$9,717.1 billion (preliminary) at the end of the fourth quarter of 2018 from −$9,634.8 billion (revised) at the end of the third quarter, according to statistics released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). The $82.4 billion decrease reflected a $1,695.4 billion decrease in U.S. assets and a $1,613.0 billion decrease in U.S. liabilities (table 1). The $82.4 billion decrease in the net investment position also reflected net financial transactions of −$199.2 billion and net other changes in position, such as price and exchange-rate changes, of $116.8 billion (table A). The net investment position decreased 0.9 percent in the fourth quarter, compared with a decrease of 8.9 percent in the third quarter and an average quarterly decrease of 4.7 percent from the first qu

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: U.S. International Transactions, 3rd quarter 2014 - December 17, 2014

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has issued the following news release today:  The U.S. current-account deficit—a net measure of transactions between the United States and the rest of the world in goods, services, primary income (investment income and compensation), and secondary income (current transfers)—increased to $100.3 billion (preliminary) in the third quarter of 2014 from $98.4 billion (revised) in the second quarter. The deficit remained at 2.3 percent of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP). The increase in the current-account deficit was more than accounted for by an increase in the deficit on secondary income. In addition, the surplus on services decreased. These changes were partly offset by a decrease in the deficit on goods and an increase in the surplus on primary income.   The full text of the release on BEA's Web site can be found at  www.bea.gov/newsreleases/ international/transactions/ transnewsrelease.htm