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 Treasury International Capital Data for May


7/18/2005

FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS

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Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for May 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 June, is scheduled for August 15, 2005.

Long-Term Domestic Securities
Gross purchases of domestic securities by foreigners were $1,499.9 billion in May, exceeding gross sales of domestic securities by foreigners of $1,429.2 billion during the same month.

Foreign purchases of domestic securities reached $70.6 billion on a net basis in May, relative to $54.1 billion during the previous month. Private net flows reached $57.4 billion in May. Net private purchases of Treasury Bonds and Notes increased to $20.8 billion from $10.8 billion the preceding month. Net private purchases of Government Agency Bonds were $18.1 billion, up from $8.4 billion the previous month. Net private purchases of Corporate Bonds were $18.6 billion, up from $18.1 billion the previous month. Net private purchases of Equities fell to $0.0 billion from $5.4 billion.

Official net purchases of U.S. securities were $13.2 billion in May, relative to $11.5 billion in April. Official net purchases of Treasury Bonds and Notes of $6.8 billion accounted for the majority of official flows in May, down from $13.9 billion the previous month.

Long-Term Foreign Securities
Gross purchases of foreign securities owned by U.S. residents were $287.8 billion in May, relative to gross sales of foreign securities to U.S. residents of $298.4 billion during the same month.

Gross sales of foreign securities to U.S. residents exceeded purchases by $10.6 billion, highlighting a net U.S. acquisition of $4.7 billion in Foreign Equities and $5.8 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 $60.0 billion in May compared with $47.8 billion in April. Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $752.1 billion in the twelve months through May 2005 as compared to $737.2 billion during the twelve months through May 2004.

The full 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, http://www.treas.gov/tic/.

 

Foreigners� Transactions in Long-Term Securities with U.S. Residents
(Billions of dollars, not seasonally adjusted)
  

Foreigners' Transactions in Long-Term Securities with U.S. Residents
(Billions of dollars, not seasonally adjusted)
                  12 Months Through          
          2003 2004     May-04 May-05     Feb-05 Mar-05 Apr-05 May-05
         
1 Gross Purchases of Domestic Securities 13,535.4 15,288.2   14,675.1 15,961.3   1,366.2 1,522.5 1,409.0 1,499.9
2 Gross Sales of Domestic Securities 12,813.6 14,371.6   13,855.8 15,067.5   1,272.7 1,463.9 1,354.9 1,429.2
3 Domestic Securities Purchased, net (line 1 less line 2) /1 721.9 916.7   819.3 893.8   93.5 58.6 54.1 70.6
       
4 Private, net /2 587.0 681.1   594.1 738.3   74.9 73.0 42.6 57.4
5 Treasury Bonds & Notes, net 161.7 150.9   196.4 186.0   31.2 42.8 10.8 20.8
6 Gov't Agency Bonds, net 129.9 205.6   131.9 188.8   10.9 6.5 8.4 18.1
7 Corporate Bonds, net 260.4 298.9   243.4 310.7   29.9 22.3 18.1 18.6
8 Equities, net 35.0 25.6   22.4 52.7   2.8 1.4 5.4 0.0
         
9 Official, net 134.9 235.6   225.2 155.6   18.7 -14.4 11.5 13.2
10 Treasury Bonds & Notes, net 103.8 201.1   193.7 117.0   11.3 -15.0 13.9 6.8
11 Gov't Agency Bonds, net 25.9 20.8   23.5 25.5   5.3 1.0 -1.7 4.6
12 Corporate Bonds, net 5.4 11.5   7.2 13.1   2.1 -0.4 -0.1 1.8
13 Equities, net -0.3 2.2   0.8 0.0   0.1 0.0 -0.7 0.0
       
14 Gross Purchases of Foreign Securities 2,764.9 3,120.6   3,087.6 3,171.7   281.6 328.7 286.7 287.8
15 Gross Sales of Foreign Securities 2,834.4 3,233.2   3,169.6 3,313.4   295.5 346.8 293.0 298.4
16 Foreign Securities Purchased, net (line 14 less line 15) /3 -69.4 -112.6   -82.1 -141.8   -13.9 -18.1 -6.3 -10.6
       
17 Foreign Bonds Purchased, net 19.2 -29.0   11.2 -46.9   1.4 -3.6 -4.6 -5.8
18 Foreign Equities Purchased, net -88.6 -83.6   -93.3 -94.9   -15.3 -14.5 -1.7 -4.7
       
19   Net Long-Term Flows (line 3 plus line 16) 652.4 804.1     737.2 752.1     79.6 40.5 47.8 60.0
 
/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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