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 Treasury International Capital Data For March


5/17/2004

FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for March are 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 April, is scheduled for June 15, 2004.

Domestic Securities

Gross purchases of domestic securities by foreigners were $1,773.9 billion in March, exceeding gross sales of domestic securities by foreigners of $1,691.6 billion during the same month.

Foreign purchases of domestic securities reached $82.3 billion on a net basis in March, relative to $85.0 billion during the previous month. Private net flows reached $44.2 billion in March. Net private purchases of Treasury Bonds and Notes increased to $27.6 billion from $20.9 billion the preceding month. Net private purchases of Government Agency Bonds were $1.1 billion, down from $18.4 billion the previous month. Net private purchases of Corporate Bonds rose to $29.1 billion from $21.1 billion the previous month. Net private purchases of Equities declined to minus $13.5 billion from a positive $2.3 billion.

Official net purchases of U.S. securities were $38.1 billion in March, relative to $22.3 billion in February. Official net purchases of Treasury Bonds and Notes of $33.9 billion accounted for the bulk of official inflows in March, up from $16.1 billion the previous month.

Foreign Securities

Gross purchases of foreign securities owned by U.S. residents were $486.2 billion in March, relative to gross sales of foreign securities to U.S. residents of $489.9 billion during the same month.

Gross sales of foreign securities to U.S. residents exceeded purchases by $3.7 billion, highlighting a net U.S. acquisition of $4.0 billion in Foreign Equities and net U.S. sales of $0.3 billion in Foreign Bonds.

Net Long-Term Securities Flows

Net foreign purchases of both domestic and foreign long-term securities from U.S. residents were $78.6 billion in March compared with $83.3 billion in February. Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $820.8 billion in the 12-months through March 2004 as compared to $583.4 billion during the twelve months through March 2003.

The full March data set, including adjustments for repayments of principal on asset-backed securities, as well as historical series, can be found on the TIC web site, www.treas.gov/tic

Foreigners' Transactions in Long-Term Securities with U.S. Residents
(Billions of dollars, not seasonally adjusted)
     
12 Months Through
       
  2002 2003 Mar-03 Mar-04 Dec-03 Jan-04 Feb-04 Mar-04
1
Gross Purchases of Domestic Securities 13,022.9 15,726.4 13,319.3 17,061.4 1,198.8 1,385.6 1,439.4 1,773.9
2 Gross Sales of Domestic Securities 12,475.4 14,981.4 12,745.9 16,188.2 1,118.0 1,285.3 1,354.4 1,691.6
3 Domestic Securities Purchased, net (line 1 less line 2) /1 547.6 745.0 573.4 873.2 80.8 100.3 85.0 82.3
4 Private, net /2 508.3 605.6 517.5 662.1 64.5 69.4 62.7 44.2
5 Treasury Bonds & Notes, net 112.8 163.7 114.9 213.5 18.4 20.0 20.9 27.6
6 Gov't Agency Bonds, net 166.6 137.9 178.4 141.3 12.9 23.4 18.4 1.1
7 Corporate Bonds, net 176.7 266.1 193.0 265.1 19.7 12.5 21.1 29.1
8 Equities, net 52.2 37.9 31.2 42.2 13.5 13.4 2.3 -13.5
9 Official, net 39.3 139.4 55.9 211.2 16.3 31.0 22.3 38.1
10 Treasury Bonds & Notes, net 7.1 109.3 19.5 177.5 11.3 26.9 16.1 33.9
11 Gov't Agency Bonds, net 28.6 24.9 32.2 28.3 4.4 4.2 5.9 2.9
12 Corporate Bonds, net 5.6 5.5 4.8 6.2 0.7 0.5 0.2 1.2
13 Equities, net -2.0 -0.4 -0.7 -0.9 -0.1 -0.6 0.1 0.0
14 Gross Purchases of Foreign Securities 2,640.0 3,532.9 2,718.5 4,122.7 310.4 390.7 401.9 486.2
15 Gross Sales of Foreign Securities 2,613.0 3,577.4 2,708.5 4,175.2 315.5 399.3 403.6 489.9
16 Foreign Securities Purchased, net (line 14 less line 15) /3 27.0 -44.6 10.0 -52.5 -5.0 -8.5 -1.7 -3.7
17 Foreign Bonds Purchased, net 28.5 26.6 34.8 21.8 0.1 4.7 0.7 0.3
18 Foreign Equities Purchased, net -1.5 -71.1 -24.8 -74.3 -5.2 -13.2 -2.4 -4.0
19 Net Long-Term Flows (line 3 plus line 16) 574.6 700.4 583.4 820.8 75.8 91.8 83.3 78.6
 
/1 Net foreign purchases of U.S. securities (+)
/2 Includes International and Regional Organizations
/3 Net U.S. acquisitions of foreign securities (-)
Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury

 

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