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 2020, the negative net international investment position amounted to Euro 7,019 million, or 65.2% of the GDP estimated for 2020. On a quarterly basis, the negative IIP increased by Euro 162 million, resulting from the faster decrease in assets compared to the reduction in liabilities.
Observed by instrument, the net liabilities based on debt instruments increased by Euro 248 million, while net liabilities based on equity instruments decreased by Euro 86 million. Read more...
Archive on International Investment Position
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