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 2021, the negative net international investment position amounted to Euro 6,985 million, or 60.2% of the GDP forecasted for 2021. On a quarterly basis, the negative IIP decreased by Euro 35 million, resulting from the more intensive increase in assets relative to the increased liabilities.
Observed by instrument, the net liabilities based on debt instruments decreased by Euro 95 million, while net liabilities based on equity instruments increased by Euro 60 million. Read more...
Archive on International Investment Position
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