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    Q4 2018
Millions of Dollars
Line Name Q4 2018 Q3 2018 Q4 2017
Current account
1
Exports of goods and services and income receipts (credits)
934,254 930,192 890,393
2
Exports of goods and services
625,415 627,086 605,916
3
Goods
416,094 419,830 401,939
4
General merchandise
411,818 413,725 397,143
5
Foods, feeds, and beverages
29,077 34,254 32,099
6
Industrial supplies and materials
136,366 135,330 124,271
7
Capital goods except automotive
142,099 140,294 137,341
8
Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines
37,340 38,776 39,761
9
Consumer goods except food and automotive
51,863 51,013 49,807
10
Other general merchandise
15,072 14,057 13,866
11
Net exports of goods under merchanting
64 70 56
12
Nonmonetary gold
4,212 6,034 4,740
13
Services
209,321 207,257 203,977
14
Maintenance and repair services n.i.e.
7,598 7,684 6,740
15
Transport
23,013 22,885 22,696
16
Travel (for all purposes including education)
53,968 53,376 53,429
17
Insurance services
5,035 5,017 4,755
18
Financial services
28,630 28,278 28,751
19
Charges for the use of intellectual property n.i.e.
32,265 32,209 32,762
20
Telecommunications, computer, and information services
11,257 11,163 10,902
21
Other business services
42,338 41,711 39,326
22
Government goods and services n.i.e.
5,218 4,933 4,617
23
Primary income receipts
271,901 266,297 248,940
24
Investment income
270,284 264,681 247,367
25
Direct investment income
137,864 138,869 135,929
26
Portfolio investment income
106,674 103,216 93,614
27
Other investment income
25,559 22,366 17,741
28
Reserve asset income
187 230 82
29
Compensation of employees
1,616 1,615 1,573
30
Secondary income (current transfer) receipts
36,938 36,809 35,537
31
Imports of goods and services and income payments (debits)
1,068,631 1,056,796 1,006,541
32
Imports of goods and services
792,379 789,097 753,742
33
Goods
649,147 649,303 614,317
34
General merchandise
646,528 646,832 610,844
35
Foods, feeds, and beverages
37,270 37,083 35,551
36
Industrial supplies and materials
143,638 150,870 133,707
37
Capital goods except automotive
175,039 176,726 169,186
38
Automotive vehicles, parts, and engines
96,302 93,802 90,589
39
Consumer goods except food and automotive
166,639 162,120 157,597
40
Other general merchandise
27,639 26,230 24,214
41
Nonmonetary gold
2,620 2,472 3,473
42
Services
143,231 139,794 139,426
43
Maintenance and repair services n.i.e.
2,291 2,275 2,059
44
Transport
28,357 27,067 25,872
45
Travel (for all purposes including education)
37,570 35,650 34,906
46
Insurance services
9,375 9,546 12,434
47
Financial services
7,822 7,715 7,628
48
Charges for the use of intellectual property n.i.e.
13,335 13,448 13,808
49
Telecommunications, computer, and information services
10,206 10,210 10,280
50
Other business services
28,492 28,074 26,929
51
Government goods and services n.i.e.
5,785 5,809 5,510
52
Primary income payments
211,465 205,958 186,569
53
Investment income
206,355 200,875 181,601
54
Direct investment income
59,336 60,149 55,978
55
Portfolio investment income
118,815 116,746 111,305
56
Other investment income
28,204 23,979 14,317
57
Compensation of employees
5,110 5,084 4,969
58
Secondary income (current transfer) payments
64,787 61,740 66,229
Capital account
59
Capital transfer receipts and other credits
8,856 562 0
Financial account
61
Net U.S. acquisition of financial assets excluding financial derivatives (net increase in assets / financial outflow (+))
171,967 78,338 127,135
62
Direct investment assets
96,229 60,396 91,256
63
Equity
97,536 64,334 101,537
64
Debt instruments
-1,307 -3,939 -10,281
65
Portfolio investment assets
-149,565 70,072 88,301
66
Equity and investment fund shares
-65,105 32,245 -39,233
67
Debt securities
-84,460 37,828 127,534
68
Short term
-34,190 21,546 40,467
69
Long term
-50,270 16,282 87,067
70
Other investment assets
223,199 -51,953 -50,883
71
Currency and deposits
143,516 -23,109 4,850
72
Loans
77,718 -27,225 -55,760
74
Trade credit and advances
1,964 -1,618 26
75
Reserve assets
2,105 -177 -1,539
76
Monetary gold
0 0 0
77
Special drawing rights
47 43 26
78
Reserve position in the International Monetary Fund
2,049 -288 -1,535
79
Other reserve assets
9 68 -29
80
Currency and deposits
0 0 0
81
Securities
9 68 -29
82
Financial derivatives
0 0 0
83
Other claims
0 0 0
84
Net U.S. incurrence of liabilities excluding financial derivatives (net increase in liabilities / financial inflow (+))
320,216 102,926 159,164
85
Direct investment liabilities
88,175 104,506 38,250
86
Equity
99,600 114,541 64,320
87
Debt instruments
-11,425 -10,035 -26,070
88
Portfolio investment liabilities
-12,853 10,760 81,626
89
Equity and investment fund shares
88,160 -95,528 -3,377
90
Debt securities
-101,013 106,287 85,003
91
Short term
13,079 -53,098 25,215
92
Long term
-114,093 159,386 59,788
93
Other investment liabilities
244,895 -12,340 39,288
94
Currency and deposits
104,582 -7,034 61,423
95
Loans
141,815 -7,584 -23,436
97
Trade credit and advances
-1,502 2,278 1,302
98
Special drawing rights allocations
0 0 0
99
Financial derivatives other than reserves, net transactions
-20,061 -12,255 777
Statistical discrepancy
100
Statistical discrepancy
-42,789 89,202 84,936
100a
Of which: Seasonal adjustment discrepancy
26,870 -17,959 29,242
Balances
101
Balance on current account (line 1 less line 31)
-134,377 -126,604 -116,148
102
Balance on goods and services (line 2 less line 32)
-166,964 -162,011 -147,826
103
Balance on goods (line 3 less line 33)
-233,053 -229,474 -212,378
104
Balance on services (line 13 less line 42)
66,090 67,462 64,551
105
Balance on primary income (line 23 less line 52)
60,435 60,339 62,371
106
Balance on secondary income (line 30 less line 58)
-27,849 -24,931 -30,692
107
Balance on capital account (line 59 less line 60)
8,856 559 -40
108
Net lending (+) or net borrowing (-) from current- and capital-account transactions (line 101 plus line 107)
-125,521 -126,045 -116,188
109
Net lending (+) or net borrowing (-) from financial-account transactions (line 61 less line 84 plus line 99)
-168,310 -36,843 -31,252
   

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