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The value of Irish residents’ holdings of foreign securities at end-December 2017 amounted to €2,699bn, up €256bn on the 2016 level of €2,443bn. The increase is largely accounted for by increases in bonds and notes and in equity assets.
Combined investment in US-issued and UK-issued instruments (€1,327bn) accounted for 49.2% of the total stock, up from 48.5% on 2016.
Other points of note from the end-2017 results are:
This release also provides analysis by country of issuer and sector of holder (table 2). Corresponding data for 2017 are shown including revisions resulting from more recent information. Overall, the data are compatible in form and content with the data being submitted to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of Ireland’s on-going participation in the IMF’s world-wide annual Coordinated Portfolio Investment Survey. They are also consistent with the portfolio investment stock statistics published on the 13th September 2018 in the Release Quarterly International Investment Position and External Debt – Quarter 2 2018 – see Background Notes. More detailed geographical analysis is available on the CSO StatBank.