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 Report On Foreign Portfolio Holdings Of U.S. Securities At End-June 2014


4/30/2015

WASHINGTON - The final results from the annual survey of foreign portfolio holdings of U.S. securities at the end of June 2014 were released today on the Treasury website at http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/tic/Pages/fpis.aspx. The survey was undertaken jointly by Treasury, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. The next survey will cover holdings at the end of June 2015; preliminary data are expected to be released by February 29, 2016.

Complementary surveys measuring U.S. holdings of foreign securities are also carried out annually. Data from the most recent survey, reporting on securities held at year-end 2014, are currently being processed. Preliminary results are expected to be reported by August 31, 2015.

The survey measured the value of foreign portfolio holdings of U.S. securities as of June 30, 2014, to be $16,417 billion, with $6,356 billion held in U.S. equities, $9,183 billion in U.S. long-term debt securities [/1] (of which $1,064 billion are holdings of asset-backed securities (ABS) [/2] and $8,119 billion are holdings of non-ABS securities), and $878 billion held in U.S. short-term debt securities. The previous survey, conducted as of June 30, 2013, measured the value of total foreign holdings of U.S. securities at $14,410 billion, with holdings of $5,070 billion in U.S. equities, $8,462 billion in U.S. long-term debt securities, and $878 billion in U.S. short-term debt securities (see Table A).

[/1] Long-term debt securities have an original term-to-maturity of over one year.
[/2] Asset-backed securities are backed by pools of assets, such as pools of residential home mortgages or credit card receivables, which give the security owners claims against the cash flows generated by the underlying assets. Unlike most other debt securities, these securities generally repay both principal and interest on a regular basis, reducing the principal outstanding with each payment cycle.

Foreign Portfolio Holdings of U.S. Securities as of June 30, 2014

 

Table A.  Foreign holdings of U.S. securities,
by type of security, as of selected survey dates

(Billions of dollars)

June 30, 2013

June 30, 2014

Long-term securities

13,532

15,539

Equities

5,070

6,356

Long-term debt

8,462

9,183

Asset-backed

1.060

1,064

Other

7,402

8,119

Short-term debt securities

878

878

Total

14,410

16,417

Of which: Official

5,406

5,682

 

 

 

Table B. Foreign holdings of U.S. securities, by country and type of security, for the major investing countries into the U.S., as of June 30, 2014
(Billions of dollars)

Country or category

Total

Equities

Long-term debt

Short-term debt

 

ABS

Other

 

Japan

1,917

361

148

1,346

62

 

China, mainland [i]

1,817

320

196

1,292

9

 

Cayman Islands

1,409

838

118

368

84

 

United Kingdom

1,289

741

34

477

37

 

Luxembourg

1,198

502

56

560

80

 

Canada

988

769

29

167

24

 

Belgium

713

34

26

640

13

 

Ireland

675

204

66

276

129

 

Switzerland

634

331

22

257

24

 

Middle East Oil Exporters [ii]

601

318

15

210

58

 

Taiwan

397

31

147

218

1

 

Bermuda

355

93

44

194

25

 

Germany

319

137

34

143

5

 

Singapore

307

142

6

149

10

 

Netherlands

303

195

14

85

9

 

Norway

297

176

1

118

2

 

France

269

157

12

88

12

 

Hong Kong

263

74

8

130

50

 

Brazil

263

7

*

229

26

 

Australia

238

170

5

49

14

 

Korea, South

180

59

30

77

13

 

British Virgin Islands

176

128

4

27

17

 

Sweden

157

113

1

39

5

 

Mexico

144

42

4

73

25

 

Russia

115

*

*

115

*

 

Country Unknown

85

3

*

81

*

 

Rest of world

1,307

410

43

709

145

 

Total

16,417

6,356

1,064

8,119

878

 

of which: Foreign Official

5,682

956

363

3,992

372

 

 

* Greater than zero but less than $500 million.
i.  Excludes Hong Kong and Macau, which are reported separately.
ii.  Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Note:  Components may not sum to totals because of rounding.

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