Denmark’s international investment position contains statistics on Denmark’s financial assets abroad and foreign-owned financial assets in Denmark, also called liabilities. The difference between Denmark's financial assets abroad and foreign-owned financial assets in Denmark is called the net international investment position, or simply net IIP.
The net IIP is positive when Denmark's financial assets abroad exceed the foreign-owned financial assets in Denmark. Conversely, the net IIP is negative when the foreign-owned financial assets in Denmark exceed Denmark's financial assets abroad. A positive net IIP thus expresses wealth whereas a negative net IIP expresses debt.
The statistics contain detailed information on the international investment position by country, sector, assets and liabilities as well as the type of investment such as direct investments in equity and portfolio investments in securities.
The international investment position is compiled in accordance with the guidelines laid down in the balance of payments manual issued by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The statistics are published on the last banking day of each quarter.