Dataset

International Investment Position by Type of Investment: 1980 to 2006

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 1261):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 55 rows and 29 columns.

In millions of dollars. Estimates for end of year; subject to considerable error due to nature of basic data

Footnotes

  1. 1. A break in series in 2005 reflects the introduction of U.S. Department of the Treasury data on financial derivatives.
    2. U.S. official gold stock is valued at market price.
    3. Also includes paid-in capital subscriptions to international financial institutions and resources provided to foreigners under foreign assistance programs requiring repayment over several years. Excludes World War I debts that are not being serviced.
    4. Includes indebtedness that the borrower may contractually, or at its option, repay with its currency, with a third country’s currency, or by delivery of materials or transfer of services.
    5. A break in series in 1994 reflects the reclassification from the direct investment accounts to the nonbank investment accounts of intercompany debt positions between parent companies and affiliates that are not depository institutions and that are primarily engaged in financial intermediation. Estimates for 1976 forward are linked to the 1977, 1982, 1989, 1994, and 1999 benchmark surveys of U.S. direct investment abroad.
    6. Estimates include results of the 1994, 1997, and 2001 Benchmark Surveys of U.S. Portfolio Holdings of Foreign Securities, and the results of the 2003, 2004, and 2005 Annual Surveys of U.S. Holdings of Foreign Securities, conducted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
    7. A break in series in 1983 reflects the introduction of counterparty data from the United Kingdom and from the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) for several European countries, Caribbean banking centers, and Asian banking centers. Additional coverage from BIS data was introduced in 1986, 1989, 1993, and 1994. In 1994, intercompany debt positions between parent companies and affiliates that are not depository institutions and that are primarily engaged in financial intermediation are reclassified from the direct investment accounts to the nonbank investment accounts. A break in series in 2003 reflects the reclassification of assets reported by U.S. securities brokers from nonbank-reported assets to bank-reported assets, and a reduction in counterparty balances to eliminate double counting.
    8. A break in series in 1988 reflects the introduction of data on holdings of foreign commercial paper. A break in series in 2003 reflects the reclassification of assets reported by U.S. securities brokers from nonbank-reported assets to bank-reported assets.
    9. Estimates include results of the 1978, 1984, 1989, 1994, 2000, and 2004 Benchmark Surveys of Foreign Portfolio Investment in the United States, and the results of the 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006 Annual Surveys of Foreign Holdings of U.S. Securities, conducted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
    10. Primarily U.S. Government liabilities associated with military sales contracts and other transactions arranged with or through foreign official agencies.
    11. A break in series in 1994 reflects the reclassification from the direct investment accounts to the nonbank investment accounts of intercompany debt positions between parent companies and affiliates that are not depository institutions and that are primarily engaged in financial intermediation. Estimates for 1976 forward are linked to the 1980, 1987, 1992, 1997, and 2002 benchmark surveys of foreign direct investment in the United States.
    12. A break in series in 1983 reflects the introduction of counterparty data from the United Kingdom. A break in series in 1994 reflects the reclassification of intercompany debt positions between parent companies and affiliates that are not depository institutions and that are primarily engaged in financial intermediation from the direct investment accounts to the nonbank investment accounts. A break in series in 1996 reflects the introduction of counterparty data from the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) for several European countries. A break in series in 2003 reflects the reclassification of liabilities reported by U.S. securities brokers from nonbank-reported liabilities to bank-reported liabilities, and a reduction in counterparty balances to eliminate double counting.
    13. A break in series in 2003 reflects the reclassification of liabilities reported by U.S. securities brokers from nonbank-reported liabilities to bank-reported liabilities.

License

Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.