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 Preliminary Annual Report on U.S. Holdings of Foreign Securities at Year-End 2013


8/29/2014

WASHINGTON – Preliminary data from an annual survey of U.S. portfolio holdings of foreign securities at year-end 2013 were released today and posted on the Treasury web site at (http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/data-chart-center/tic/Pages/fpis.aspx#usclaims). Final survey results, which will include additional detail as well as possible revisions to the data, will be reported on October 31, 2014.

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, 2014, are currently being processed.  Preliminary results are expected to be reported on February 27, 2015.

Overall Preliminary Results

The survey measured the value of U.S. holdings of foreign securities at year-end 2013 at approximately $9.2 trillion, with $6.5 trillion held in foreign equities, $2.3 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 2012, measured the value of U.S. holdings at $7.9 trillion, with $5.3 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. holdings of foreign securities, by type of security, as of survey dates
(Billions of dollars)

Type of Security

Dec. 31, 2012

Dec. 31, 2013

Long-term securities

7,576

8,803

      Equity

5,312

6,499

      Long-term debt

2,265

2,305

Short-term debt securities

   365

   353

Total

7,941

9,156

 

Table 2.  U.S. 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, 2013
(Market value, billions of dollars, except as noted)

 

Total

Equity

Long-term  Debt 

Short-term  Debt 

1

United Kingdom

1,341

975

294

72

2

Cayman Islands

902

677

223

3

3

Canada

826

405

382

39

4

Japan

686

604

69

13

5

France

465

343

104

19

6

Switzerland

443

430

9

4

7

Germany

391

302

74

15

8

Netherlands

386

230

139

17

9

Australia

337

144

141

53

10

Ireland

281

228

51

1

11

Bermuda

211

179

32

*

12

Korea, South

183

147

34

1

13

Brazil

180

129

51

*

14

Sweden

165

88

43

34

15

Mexico

153

71

73

9

16

Hong Kong

140

135

2

3

17

China, mainland

135

132

1

2

18

Spain

133

92

38

3

19

Luxembourg

125

46

76

3

20

Italy

124

75

40

8

21

Taiwan

98

98

*

0

22

Singapore

89

62

8

19

23

India

86

82

3

*

24

Curacao

86

83

4

*

25

Norway

77

29

35

14

26

South Africa

77

65

12

*

27

Jersey

75

65

9

1

28

Russia

71

57

14

0

29

Belgium

65

48

17

*

30

International Organizations

62

*

54

8

 

Rest of world

765

480

274

11

 

Total

9,156

6,499

2,305

353

 

* Greater than zero, but less than $500 million.

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