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 2019, the negative net international investment position amounted to Euro 6,393 million, or 56.4% of the GDP estimated for 2019. On a quarterly basis, the negative IIP increased by Euro 151 million, resulting from the larger decrease in assets relative to the reduction in liabilities.
Observed by instrument, the net liabilities based on debt instruments increased by Euro 137 million, while net liabilities based on equity instruments increased by Euro 14 million. Read more...
Archive on International Investment Position
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