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 Treasury International Capital Data for November 2003


1/16/2004

 

Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for November are released today and posted on the U.S. Treasury web site ( http://www.treas.gov/tic/). The next release date, which will report on data for December, is scheduled for February 17, 2004.

 

According to the TIC data released today:  

 

  • Gross purchases by foreigners of U.S. long-term domestic securities from U.S. residents were $1,171 billion in November. Gross sales by foreigners of U.S. long-term domestic securities to U.S. residents were $1,089 billion in November.  

 

    • Thus, net foreign purchases of U.S. long-term domestic securities from U.S. residents were $83 billion in November, which compares with $41 billion in October.

 

      • Net foreign purchases of U.S. Treasury notes and bonds from U.S. residents were $33 billion in November, which compares with $12 billion in October.  
      • Net foreign purchases of U.S. agency bonds from U.S. residents were $11 billion in November, which compares with $9 billion in October.  
      • Net foreign purchases of U.S. corporate bonds from U.S. residents were $30 billion in November, which compares with $21 billion in October.  
      • Net foreign purchases of U.S. equities from U.S. residents were $9 billion in November, which compares with -$1 billion in October.  

 

  • Net purchases by foreign official institutions of U.S. long-term domestic securities in November were $21 billion, down from $23 billion in October.   Net purchases by foreign official institutions of U.S. Treasury notes and bonds were $19 billion, which compares with $19 billion in October.

 

  • Gross purchases by foreigners of long-term foreign securities from U.S residents were $321 billion in November.   Gross sales by foreigners of long-term foreign securities to U.S. residents were $316 billion in November.

 

    • Thus, net foreign purchases of long-term foreign securities from U.S. residents were $5 billion in November, which compares with -$13 billion in October.   

 

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

 

 

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