Austria´s international investment position - summary – total

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This table shows the financial assets held by Austrians abroad and by nonresidents in Austria. The structure and scope of the International Investment Position (IIP), which is compiled on a quarterly basis, is essentially in accordance with the 6th edition (2013) of the IMF’s Balance of Payments Manual (BPM6). The stocks are valued at year-end market prices. The external assets and liabilities are presented (a) in total and (b) in a breakdown by direct investment, portfolio investment, other investment, financial derivatives and reserve assets. The above-mentioned aggregates each comprise assets and liabilities. A net investment position with a positive sign indicates that Austria is a net creditor. A net investment position with a negative sign indicates that Austria is a net debtor.



Definitions and terms:

Investment position, assets, liabilities, direct investment, SPEs, real estate, Outward direct investment, Inward direct investment, portfolio investment, equity and investment fund shares, short-term debt securities, long-term debt securities, other investment, trade credits, loans, currency and deposits, financial derivatives, reserve assets.

Legal basis:

Legal basis for compilation: Austria: Article 44 Nationalbank Act, Exchange Control Act 2004; International: SDDS and Articles of Agreements of the IMF, ECB guideline, EU regulation. Legal basis for data collection: Article 44 Nationalbank Act, Exchange Control Act 2004.


Foreign exchange reporting system; OeNB calculations, including estimates.

Reporting institutions:

Banks, companies, individuals, public entities.

Standards and codes:

ISO country and currency codes, ISIN code, IMF Balance of Payments Manual 6.