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Release: The International Investment Position, 2010

Released: 12 March 2012


Damian Whittard

Balance of Payments

Telephone: +44 (0)1633 455497

Categories: Economy, National Accounts, Balance of Payments

Frequency of release: Annually

Language: English

Geographical coverage: UK

Geographical breakdown: UK

The UK's international investment position can be viewed as the balance sheet recording the UK's stock (or level) of foreign financial assets and liabilities at a specific point in time. The net international investment position is the difference between the stock of foreign financial assets and foreign liabilities at a particular date.

The United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated these statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.

Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:

  • meet identified user needs;
  • are well explained and readily accessible;
  • are produced according to sound methods; and
  • are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest.

Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.

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