Net Capital Outflow Calculator

LAST UPDATE: September 24th, 2020


Definition – What is net capital outflow?

Net capital outflow measures the flow of capital in and out of an economy.

A positive net capital outflow means that the economy invest more outside of it than the rest of the world invests inside of it. A negative net capital outflow means the opposite.

Formula – How to calculate net capital outflow

Net Capital Outflow = Acquisition of foreign assets by residents – Acquisition of domestic assets by non-residents


In a country, acquisition of foreign assets by residents is $400,000 and acquisition of domestic resources by non-residents is $300,000.

Net Capital Outflow = $400,000 – $300,000 = $100,000

Therefore, net capital outflow is $100,000.

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