International Investment Position and External Debt at the End of Q1/2015

At the end of Q1/2015, the International Investment Position (IIP), defined as the difference between external assets and foreign liabilities, was $1,308 million. This means that Palestinian investments abroad (external assets), equal to $5,923 million, exceeded foreign investments in Palestine (foreign liabilities), equal to $4,615 million. Slightly more than half of foreign investments in the Palestinian economy were in the form of foreign direct investment (FDI).

Meanwhile, the gross external debt of the Palestinian economy amounted to $1,575 million. Of this, 67.7% was debt on the general government sector, 28.2% on the banking sector, 3.8% on other sectors, and 0.3% was lending between affiliated companies.

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