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The current account posted a deficit of EUR 0.7 bn in December, compared to a deficit of EUR 0.5 bn a year earlier. The cumulative current account for the past 12 months posted a deficit of EUR 1.6 bn.
Investment was outward on net, in the amount of EUR 5.3 bn.
Net international investment position at end-December
Foreign assets exceeded foreign liabilities by EUR 30 bn.
Net international investment position excluding equity items was a negative EUR 61 bn.
|12 month moving sum, EUR million|
|Errors and omissions||-13,480||3,280||6,048||3,525|
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