Indonesia’s International Investment Position (IIP) recorded a declining net liability, underpinned by rising Foreign Financial Assets (FFA). At the end of the third quarter of 2017, Indonesia’s IIP recorded a net liability of US$343.4 billion (34.4% of GDP), down from the net liability of US$348.1 billion (35.5% of GDP) posted at the end of the second quarter of 2017. The decrease was due to an uptick of Foreign Financial Assets (FFA) that exceeded the corresponding increase of Foreign Financial Liabilities (FFL).

Going forward, the central bank (Bank Indonesia/BI) believes Indonesia’s IIP performance will improve further in line with Indonesia’s maintained economic stability and sustained economic recovery, supported by consistency and synergy in the mix of monetary policy, fiscal policy, and structural reforms.