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 Preliminary Annual Report On U.S. Holdings of Foreign Securities at Year-End 2014


10/30/2015
WASHINGTON – Preliminary data from an annual survey of U.S. portfolio holdings of foreign securities at year-end 2014 were released today and posted on the Treasury web site at (http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/tic/Pages/fpis.aspx). The final survey report, which will include additional detail as well as possible revisions to the data, will be released at a date to be determined.
 
The survey was undertaken jointly by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. 
 
A complementary survey measuring foreign holdings of U.S. securities also is conducted annually.  Data from the most recent such survey, which reports on securities held on June 30, 2015, are currently being processed.  Preliminary results are expected to be reported on February 29, 2016.
 
Overall Preliminary Results
 
The survey measured the value of U.S. holdings of foreign securities at year-end 2014 at approximately $9.6 trillion, with $6.8 trillion held in foreign equities, $2.5 trillion held in foreign long-term debt securities (original term-to-maturity in excess of one year), and $0.4 trillion held in foreign short-term debt securities.  The previous such survey, conducted as of year-end 2013, measured the value of U.S. holdings at $9.1 trillion, with $6.5 trillion held in foreign equities, $2.3 trillion held in foreign long-term debt securities, and $0.4 trillion held in foreign short-term debt securities.
 
 
Table 1.  U.S. portfolio holdings of foreign securities, by type of security, as of survey dates
(Billions of dollars)
 
Type of Security
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2014
Long-term securities
8,777
9,250
      Equity
6,473
6,754
      Long-term debt
2,305
2,496
Short-term debt securities
   353
   372
Total
9,130
9,622
 
 
 
Table 2.  U.S. portfolio holdings of foreign securities, by country of issuer and type of security, for the countries attracting the most U.S. portfolio investment, as of December 31, 2014
(Market value, billions of dollars, except as noted)
 
 
 
Total
Equity
Long-term  Debt
Short-term  Debt
1
United Kingdom
1,297
918
312
67
2
Cayman Islands
1,139
855
281
2
3
Canada
847
419
379
49
4
Japan
689
592
83
14
5
France
484
318
127
38
6
Switzerland
435
411
19
5
7
Netherlands
389
232
144
13
8
Ireland
385
332
51
2
9
Germany
377
275
86
16
10
Australia
310
140
127
44
11
Bermuda
225
195
30
*
12
Korea, South
178
141
36
1
13
Mexico
167
67
93
7
14
Sweden
165
85
40
39
15
Brazil
164
109
54
*
16
Hong Kong
151
142
3
6
17
Spain
133
93
39
*
18
China, mainland (1)
132
128
2
3
19
Luxembourg
132
43
84
6
20
India
131
122
8
1
21
Taiwan
114
114
*
0
22
Italy
109
64
45
*
23
Singapore
99
73
10
15
24
Jersey
89
80
8
1
25
South Africa
83
71
12
*
26
Curaçao (2)
81
77
4
*
27
British Virgin Islands
77
63
14
*
28
Israel
75
57
17
1
29
Norway
74
25
34
15
30
Denmark
69
63
6
*
31
Rest of world
821
448
348
25
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
9,622
6,754
2,496
372
 
* Greater than zero, but less than $500 million. (1) China excludes Hong Kong and Macau, which are reported separately.
(2) Before the 2013 survey, Curaçao was reported as part of the Netherlands Antilles.
 
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