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The value of Irish residents’ holdings of foreign securities at end-December 2018 amounted to €2,745bn, up €56bn on the 2017 level of €2,689bn. The increase is largely accounted for by the increase in bonds and notes assets.
Combined investment in US-issued and UK-issued instruments (€1,409bn) accounted for 51.3% of the total stock, up from 49.2% on 2017.
Other points of note from the end-2018 results are:
This release also provides analysis by country of issuer and sector of holder (Table 2). Corresponding data for 2018 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 2019 in the International Accounts Quarter 2 2019 – see Background Notes. More detailed geographical analysis is available on the CSO StatBank.