The difference between total transactions in financial instrument assets and total transactions in financial instrument liabilities. If a difference is positive, then sector has financed the operations of other sectors; if negative, it has received funds from other sectors. The net financial transactions of residents shows whether the country as a whole has involved external funds or allocated them abroad.
The definition of the concept is consistent with Regulation (EU) No 549/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 on the European system of national and regional accounts in the European Union.