International Investment Position

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The International Investment Position (IIP) is a monthly statistical statement that shows at a point in time the stock value of financial receivables and liabilities of residents of an economy from residents of another economy, and financial assets kept as gold.

In International Investment position, the difference between total financial assets and total financial liabilities is the net International Investment Position. In other words, the net position of total claims of Turkey on non-residents vis-a-vis total liabilities of Turkey to non-residents is the net International Investment Position. The net position may either be positive or negative.

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International Investment Position Developments - March 2021

  • According to the International Investment Position (IIP) at the end of March 2021, external assets recorded USD 250.2 billion indicating an increase of 3.5 percent compared to the end of 2020 and liabilities against non-residents recorded USD 589.5 billion indicating a decrease of 8.6 percent.
  • The net IIP, defined as the difference between Turkey’s external assets and liabilities, posted USD -339.3 billion at the end of March 2021, in comparison to USD -403.5 billion observed at the end of 2020.
  • As regards to sub-items under assets, at the end of March 2021, reserve assets recorded USD 86.7 billion indicating a decrease of 7.1 percent, while other investment recorded USD 106.8 billion indicating an increase of 15.6 percent compared to the end of 2020. Currency and deposits of banks, one of the sub-items of other investment, recorded USD 54.5 billion indicating an increase of 30.0 percent compared to the end of 2020.
  • As regards to sub-items under liabilities, direct investment (equity capital and other capital) at the end of March 2021 recorded USD 163.7 billion indicating 23.2 percent decrease in comparison to the end of the previous year, with the contribution of the changes in the market value and foreign exchange rates.
  • Portfolio investment decreased by 5.2 percent and recorded USD 111.5 billion compared to the end of 2020. Non-residents’ equity holdings recorded USD 22.6 billion reflecting a decrease of 22.5 percent compared to the end of 2020. Non-residents’ holdings of GDDS (Government Domestic Debt Securities) recorded USD 7.1 billion with a decrease of 17.3 percent. Outstanding eurobond holdings of nonresidents posted USD 47.9 billion with an increase of 3.8 percent.
  • Other investment recorded USD 314.3 billion by the end of March 2021. FX deposits of non-residents held within the resident banks recorded USD 34.2 billion, reflecting an increase of 2.4 percent compared to the end of 2020, and TL deposits decreased by 2.6 percent recording USD 15.3 billion.
  • Total external loan stock of the banks recorded USD 63.6 billion decreasing by 0.9 percent compared to the end of 2020, and total external loan stock of the other sectors recorded USD 95.6 billion decreasing by 1.3 percent.

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