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External assets of Türkiye totaled USD 312.1 billion at the end of January 2023, up 0.6 percent


International Investment Position Developments in Türkiye – January 2023

  • According to the International Investment Position (IIP) at the end of January 2023, external assets recorded USD 312.1 billion indicating an increase of 0.6 percent compared to the end of 2022 and liabilities against non-residents recorded USD 574.1 billion indicating a decrease of 1.8 percent.
  • The net IIP, defined as the difference between Türkiye’s external assets and liabilities, posted USD -262.0 billion at the end of January 2023, in comparison to USD -274.5 billion observed at the end of 2022.
  • As regards to sub-items under assets, at the end of January 2023, reserve assets recorded USD 125.3 billion indicating a decrease of 2.6 percent, while other investment recorded USD 125.4 billion indicating an increase of  3.8 percent compared to the end of 2022. Currency and deposits of banks, one of the sub-items of other investment, recorded USD 49.3 billion indicating an increase of 9.6 percent compared to the end of 2022.
  • As regards to sub-items under liabilities, direct investment (equity capital and other capital) at the end of January 2023 recorded USD 150.1 billion indicating 9.8 percent decrease in comparison to the end of the previous year, with the contribution of the changes in the market value and foreign exchange rates.
  • Portfolio investment decreased by 1.1 percent and recorded USD 92.2 billion compared to the end of 2022. Non-residents’ equity holdings recorded USD 25.7 billion reflecting a decrease of 10.8 percent compared to the end of 2022. Non-residents’ holdings of GDDS (Government Domestic Debt Securities) recorded USD 1.2 billion with a decrease of 0.2 percent. Outstanding eurobond holdings of nonresidents posted USD 44.6 billion with an increase of 6.4 percent.
  • Other investment indicated an increase of 2.0 percent to USD 331.7 billion compared to the end of 2022. FX deposits of non-residents held within the resident banks recorded USD 41.4 billion at the end of January 2023, reflecting an increase of 2.7 percent compared to the end of 2022, and TL deposits increased by 15.0 percent recording USD 15.1 billion.
  • Total external loan stock of the banks recorded USD 56.8 billion decreasing by 0.8 percent compared to the end of 2022, and total external loan stock of the other sectors recorded USD 101.5 billion increasing by 1.5 percent.

Source: Central Bank of the Republic of Türkiye
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