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 Treasury International Capital Data for December


2/15/2007

FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for December are released today and posted on the U.S. Treasury web site ( www.treas.gov/tic). The next release, which will report on data for January, is scheduled for March 15, 2007.

Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $15.6 billion.

  • Net foreign purchases of long-term U.S. securities were $63.0 billion. Of this, net purchases by foreign official institutions were $24.0 billion, and net purchases by private foreign investors were $39.0 billion.
  • U.S. residents purchased a net $47.4 billion in long-term foreign securities.

Net foreign acquisition of long-term securities, taking into account adjustments, is estimated to have been $2.5 billion.

Foreign holdings of dollar-denominated short-term U.S. securities, including Treasury bills, and other custody liabilities increased $6.5 billion. Foreign holdings of Treasury bills decreased $4.9 billion.

Banks' own net dollar-denominated liabilities to foreign residents decreased $20.0 billion.

Monthly net TIC flows were minus $11.0 billion. Of this, net foreign private flows were minus $42.5 billion and net foreign official flows were positive $31.5 billion.

  
TIC Monthly Reports on Cross-Border Financial Flows
(Billions of dollars, not seasonally adjusted)
                         
           
2004
2005
2006
Sep-06
Oct-06
Nov-06
Dec-06
Foreigners' Acquisitions of Long-term Securities  
 
1
Gross Purchases of Domestic U.S. Securities
15178.9
17157.5
21100.8
1750.4
1875.2
1928.1
1850.4
2 Gross Sales of Domestic U.S. Securities
14262.4
16145.9
19958.7
1649.9
1766.6
1805.9
1787.4
3 Domestic Securities Purchased, net (line 1 less line 2) /1 916.5 1011.5 1142.1 100.5 108.6 122.2 63.0
 
4 Private, net /2 680.9 891.1 956.5 83.7 83.3 115.7 39.0
5 Treasury Bonds & Notes, net 150.9 269.4 136.0 -6.1 6.2 33.1 4.5
6 Gov't Agency Bonds, net 205.7 187.6 202.0 17.3 10.9 11.8 12.5
7 Corporate Bonds, net 298.0 353.1 474.4 57.1 38.8 61.8 33.1
8 Equities, net 26.2 81.0 144.1 15.3 27.4 9.1 -11.1
 
9 Official, net /3 235.6 120.4 185.6 16.7 25.3 6.5 24.0
10 Treasury Bonds & Notes, net 201.1 68.7 62.5 7.7 18.5 1.0 6.1
11 Gov't Agency Bonds, net 20.8 31.6 88.8 7.9 5.3 4.0 15.5
12 Corporate Bonds, net 11.5 19.1 28.5 1.8 2.0 3.6 2.9
13 Equities, net 2.2 1.0 5.8 -0.7 -0.4 -2.1 -0.5
 
14 Gross Purchases of Foreign Securities from U.S. Residents 3123.1 3700.0 5568.4 427.1 509.2 533.5 521.3
15 Gross Sales of Foreign Securities to U.S. Residents 3276.0 3872.4 5814.5 449.9 524.2 570.9 568.7
16 Foreign Securities Purchased, net (line 14 less line 15) /4 -152.8 -172.4 -246.0 -22.8 -15.0 -37.4 -47.4
 
17 Foreign Bonds Purchased, net -67.9 -45.1 -139.7 -13.6 -6.7 -17.6 -28.5
18 Foreign Equities Purchased, net -85.0 -127.3 -106.3 -9.2 -8.4 -19.8 -18.9
 
19 Net Long-Term Securities Transactions(line 3 plus line 16):
763.6
839.1
896.1
77.7
93.5
84.9
15.6
 
20 Other Acquisitions of Long-term Securities, net /5
-38.8
-140.0
-165.7
-11.9
-10.4
-32.6
-13.1
 
21 Net Foreign Acquisition of Long-Term Securities  
(lines 19 and 20) :
724.8
699.1
730.4
65.7
83.1
52.2
2.5
 
22 Increase in Foreign Holdings of Dollar-denominated Short-term
U.S. Securities and Other Custody Liabilities: /6
190.1
-47.6
125.7
-10.3
0.6
17.0
6.5
23 U.S. Treasury Bills
60.0
-58.9
-9.0
-14.5
4.1
9.5
-4.9
24 Private, net 26.8 -15.6 16.0 -3.9 5.0 1.8 4.4
25 Official, net 33.2 -43.3 -25.0 -10.6 -0.9 7.7 -9.3
26 Other Negotiable Instruments
and Selected Other Liabilities: /7
130.1
11.4
134.7
4.1
-3.4
7.5
11.5
27 Private, net 77.4 10.6 154.5 5.9 7.4 9.3 4.7
28 Official, net 52.8 0.8 -19.8 -1.7 -10.8 -1.8 6.7
 
29 Change in Banks' Own Net Dollar-Denominated Liabilities
63.9
16.4
-28.2
13.6
-7.5
1.2
-20.0
 
30     Monthly Net TIC Flows (lines 21,22,29) /8 978.9 667.9 827.9 69.1 76.3 70.5 -11.0
    of     which  
31 Private, net 637.2 580.6 699.3 57.1 83.2 61.1 -42.5
32 Official, net 341.6 87.3 128.7 11.9 -6.9 9.4 31.5
                         
/1 Net foreign purchases of U.S. securities (+)
/2 Includes international and regional organizations
/3 The reported division of net purchases of long-term securities between net purchases by foreign official institutions and net purchases  
of other foreign investors is subject to a "transaction bias" described in Frequently Asked Questions 7 and 10.a.4 on the TIC web site.  
/4 Net transactions in foreign securities by U.S. residents.   Foreign purchases of foreign securities = U.S. sales of foreign securities to foreigners.
Thus negative entries indicate net U.S. purchases of foreign securities, or an outflow of capital from the United States; positive entries
indicate net U.S. sales of foreign securities.
/5 Minus estimated unrecorded principal repayments to foreigners on domestic corporate and agency asset-backed securities +
estimated foreign acquisitions of U.S. equities through stock swaps -
estimated U.S. acquisitions of foreign equities through stock swaps +
increase in nonmarketable Treasury Bonds and Notes Issued to Official Institutions and Other Residents of Foreign Countries.
/6 These are primarily data on monthly changes in banks' and broker/dealers' custody liabilities.   Data on custody claims are collected
quarterly and published in the Treasury Bulletin and on the TIC web site.
/7 "Selected Other Liabilities" are primarily the foreign liabilities of U.S. customers that are managed by U.S. banks or broker/dealers.
/8 TIC data cover most components of international financial flows, but do not include data on direct investment flows, which are collected
and published by the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis.    In addition to the monthly data summarized here, the
TIC collects quarterly data on some banking and nonbanking assets and liabilities.   Frequently Asked Question 1 on the TIC web  
site describes the scope of TIC data collection.

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