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The value of Irish residents’ holdings of foreign securities at end-December 2020 amounted to €3,637bn, up €235bn on the 2019 level of €3,402bn. The increase is largely accounted for by increases in equity and money market instruments assets.
Combined investment in US-issued and UK-issued instruments (€1,901bn) accounted for 52.3% of the total stock, up from 51.8% on 2019.
Other points of note from the end-2020 results are:
This release also provides analysis by country of issuer and sector of holder (Table 2). Corresponding data for 2019 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 2nd September 2021 in the International Accounts Quarter 2 2021 – see Background Notes. More detailed geographical analysis is available on PxStat.