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 - May 2021

  • According to the International Investment Position (IIP) at the end of May 2021, external assets recorded USD 255.0 billion indicating an increase of 6.5 percent compared to the end of 2020 and liabilities against non-residents recorded USD 582.0 billion indicating a decrease of 10.8 percent.
  • The net IIP, defined as the difference between Turkey’s external assets and liabilities, posted USD -327.0 billion at the end of May 2021, in comparison to USD -413.0 billion observed at the end of 2020.
  • As regards to sub-items under assets, at the end of May 2021, reserve assets recorded USD 92.0 billion indicating a decrease of 1.3 percent, while other investment recorded USD 107.0 billion indicating an increase of 16.2 percent compared to the end of 2020. Currency and deposits of banks, one of the sub-items of other investment, recorded USD 53.3 billion indicating an increase of 27.3 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 May 2021 recorded USD 147.7 billion indicating 33.0 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 7.1 percent and recorded USD 109.3 billion compared to the end of 2020. Non-residents’ equity holdings recorded USD 21.4 billion reflecting a decrease of 26.7 percent compared to the end of 2020. Non-residents’ holdings of GDDS (Government Domestic Debt Securities) recorded USD 7.5 billion with a decrease of 12.4 percent. Outstanding eurobond holdings of nonresidents posted USD 46.4 billion with an increase of 0.6 percent.
  • Other investment indicated an increase of 3.4 percent to USD 324.9 billion compared to the end of 2020. FX deposits of non-residents held within the resident banks recorded USD 35.0 billion at the end of May 2021, reflecting an increase of 5.0 percent compared to the end of 2020, and TL deposits decreased by 1.0 percent recording USD 15.6 billion.
  • Total external loan stock of the banks recorded USD 65.5 billion increasing by 2.1 percent compared to the end of 2020, and total external loan stock of the other sectors recorded USD 100.2 billion increasing by 3.6 percent.

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