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 Treasury International Capital Data for October


12/15/2003

 


Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for October is released today and posted on the U.S. Treasury web site ( www.treas.gov/tic). The next release date, which will report on data for November, is scheduled for January 16, 2004.

According to the TIC data released today: 

  • Gross purchases by foreigners of U.S. long-term domestic securities from U.S. residents were $1,438 billion in October. Gross sales by foreigners of U.S. long-term domestic securities to U.S. residents were $1,397 billion in October. 
  • Thus, net foreign purchases of U.S. long-term domestic securities from U.S. residents were $41 billion in October, which compares with $16 billion in September.
  • Net foreign purchases of U.S. Treasury notes and bonds from U.S. residents were $12 billion in October, which compares with $6 billion in September.
  • Net foreign purchases of U.S. agency bonds from U.S. residents were $9 billion in October, which compares with -$3 billion in September.
  • Net foreign purchases of U.S. corporate bonds from U.S. residents were $21 billion in October, which compares with $20 billion in September. 
  • Net foreign purchases of U.S. equities from U.S. residents were -$1 billion in October, which compares with -$6 billion in September. 
  • Net purchases by foreign official institutions of U.S. long-term domestic securities in October were $23 billion, up from $12 billion in September.  Net purchases by foreign official institutions of U.S. Treasury notes and bonds were $19 billion, which compares with $8 billion in September. 
  • Gross purchases by foreigners of long-term foreign securities from U.S residents were $369 billion in October.  Gross sales by foreigners of long-term foreign securities to U.S. residents were $382 billion in October. 
  • Thus, net foreign purchases of long-term foreign securities from U.S. residents were -$13 billion in October, which compares with -$12 billion in September.  

For the full October data set, including adjustments for repayments of principal on asset-backed securities, as well as the historical series go to www.treas.gov/tic

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