According to the BEA, the U.S. net international investment position at the end of the second quarter of 2013 was -$4,504.1 billion (preliminary) as the value of foreign investments in the United States exceeded the value of U.S. investments abroad (table 1). At the end of the first quarter, the U.S. net international investment position was -$4,236.6 billion (revised). The $267.6 billion decrease in the net position reflected a $605.8 billion decrease in the value of U.S.-owned assets abroad that exceeded a $338.2 billion decrease in the value of foreign-owned assets in the United States. The net position decreased 6 percent in the second quarter, compared with a 10-percent decrease in the first quarter and an average quarterly decrease of 8 percent from the first quarter of 2011 through the first quarter of 2013.
Investment positions for long-term portfolio securities are based on market values from monthly, annual, and benchmark surveys conducted by the Treasury International Capital (TIC) reporting system of the U.S. Department of the Treasury. BEA will release Third Quarter data on December 30, 2013.
This trend is worth noting because the EB-5 Program has a growing stake in the inbound capital flow from overseas, accounting for over $2.2 billion in 2010-2011 alone.