International investment position (IIP) presents the stock and structure of external financial assets and liabilities vis-à-vis non-residents based on financial instruments, on a specific date.
The difference between the total international financial assets and liabilities presents the net-international investment position of a country. Thereby, negative net international investment position means that financial liabilities exceed the financial claims on non-residents.
At the end of March 2020, the negative net international investment position amounted to Euro 6,650 million, or 60.8% of the GDP forecasted for 2020. On a quarterly basis, the negative IIP registered an increase of Euro 257 million, which almost entirely derives from the increased liabilities, and to a lesser extent from the reduction of assets.
Observed by instrument, the net liabilities based on debt instruments increased by Euro 130 million, while net liabilities based on equity instruments increased by Euro 127 million. Read more...
Archive on International Investment Position
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