The Net Capital Outflow calculator computes the difference be a country's imports and exports. Net Capital Outflow is defined as the difference between the purchase of foreign assets by domestic residents and the purchase of domestic assets by foreigners. Net Capital Outflow (NCO) is also the net flow of funds being invested abroad by a country during a certain period of time (usually a year). A positive NCO means that the country invests outside more than the world invests in it and vice versa. NCO is one of two major ways of characterizing the nature of a country's financial and economic interaction with the rest of the world (the other being the Balance of Trade). Net Capital Outflow must always equal. (see also )
Note: The values are in U.S. dollars (USD). However, other currency units are available (e.g. South African Rand) via the pull-down menus. The currency exchange rates are updated approximately every two minutes.