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Table summarizes hypothetical transactions that took place during a given year.
a. Calculate the U.S. merchandise trade, services, goods and services, income, unilateral transfers, and current account balances.
b. Which of these balances pertains to the net foreign investment position of the United States? How would you describe that position?

Given the hypothetical items shown in Table 10.7, determine the international investment position of the United States. Is the United States a net-creditor nation or a net-debtor nation?
International Transactions of the United States (billions of dollars)
Travel and transportation receipts, net
$25
Merchandise imports
450
Unilateral transfers, net
_20
Allocation of SDRs
15
Receipts on U.S. investments abroad
20
Statistical discrepancy
40
Compensation of employees
_5
Changes in U.S. assets abroad, net
_150
Merchandise exports
375
Other services, net
35
Payments on foreign investments in the
_10
United States

International Investment Position of the United State (billions of dollars)
Foreign official assets in the United States
$25
Other foreign assets in the United States
225
U.S. government assets abroad
150
U.S. private assets abroad
75

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