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 Treasury International Capital Data For September


11/17/2009

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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for September 2009. The next release, which will report on data for October 2009, is scheduled for December 15, 2009.

Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $40.7 billion.

  • Net foreign purchases of long-term U.S. securities were $55.7 billion. Of this, net purchases by private foreign investors were $44.8 billion, and net purchases by foreign official institutions were $10.9 billion.
  • U.S. residents purchased a net $15.0 billion of long-term foreign securities.

Net foreign acquisition of long-term securities, taking into account adjustments, is estimated to have been $31.7 billion.

Foreign holdings of dollar-denominated short-term U.S. securities, including Treasury bills, and other custody liabilities decreased $11.8 billion. Foreign holdings of Treasury bills decreased $0.3 billion.

Banks' own net dollar-denominated liabilities to foreign residents increased $113.7 billion.

Monthly net TIC flows were $133.5 billion. Of this, net foreign private flows were $148.1 billion, and net foreign official flows were negative $14.6 billion.

Complete data are available on the Treasury website at www.treas.gov/tic.

Note: Beginning with the press release of September 16, 2009, the data for lines 22-32, and especially line 29, include data from a number of institutions previously reporting only quarterly as nonbanks, but which are now reporting monthly as banking entities. This change in reporter classification affects data going back to October 2008.

TIC Monthly Reports on Cross-Border Financial Flows
(Billions of dollars, not seasonally adjusted)
                12 Months Through        
 
 
 
 
 
 
2007
2008
Sep-08
Sep-09
Jun-09
Jul-09
Aug-09
Sep-09
Foreigners' Acquisitions of Long-term Securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Gross Purchases of Domestic U.S. Securities
29730.6
30673.4
33053.4
20272.1
2026.7
1640.8
1732.1
1814.9
2 Gross Sales of Domestic U.S. Securities
28724.8
30263.2
32307.8
19974.7
1903.1
1596.8
1694.6
1759.2
3 Domestic Securities Purchased, net (line 1 less line 2) /1
1005.8
410.2
745.5
297.4
123.6
44.0
37.5
55.7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Private, net /2
818.1
306.8
515.6
296.4
105.2
32.1
25.9
44.8
5 Treasury Bonds & Notes, net
195.0
238.8
253.1
265.8
78.0
15.3
14.8
25.7
6 Gov't Agency Bonds, net
99.9
-7.9
72.0
-43.9
10.9
2.5
6.7
6.5
7 Corporate Bonds, net
342.8
58.5
115.9
-18.7
-0.6
-9.8
-6.5
-2.9
8 Equities, net
180.4
17.4
74.6
93.2
16.9
24.0
10.9
15.4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
9 Official, net /3
187.7
103.4
230.0
1.0
18.4
12.0
11.6
10.9
10 Treasury Bonds & Notes, net
3.0
76.6
115.4
67.5
22.5
15.8
13.2
19.0
11 Gov't Agency Bonds, net
119.1
-31.5
29.9
-82.2
-5.9
-7.2
-1.6
-8.3
12 Corporate Bonds, net
50.6
34.9
52.2
1.8
-0.4
-1.2
-0.1
0.0
13 Equities, net
15.1
23.4
32.6
14.0
2.2
4.6
0.2
0.2
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
14 Gross Purchases of Foreign Securities from U.S. Residents
8187.6
7701.4
8431.7
5022.2
481.0
436.5
385.9
490.3
15 Gross Sales of Foreign Securities to U.S. Residents
8416.8
7615.1
8418.4
5106.5
514.4
465.2
389.3
505.3
16 Foreign Securities Purchased, net (line 14 less line 15) /4
-229.2
86.3
13.3
-84.3
-33.4
-28.7
-3.3
-15.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
17 Foreign Bonds Purchased, net
-133.9
66.2
21.6
-70.2
-19.6
-14.2
10.0
-15.5
18 Foreign Equities Purchased, net
-95.3
20.1
-8.4
-14.2
-13.8
-14.5
-13.3
0.5
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
19 Net Long-Term Securities Transactions (line 3 plus line 16):
776.6
496.5
758.8
213.1
90.2
15.3
34.2
40.7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
20 Other Acquisitions of Long-term Securities, net /5
-235.2
-198.1
-208.1
-197.3
-19.4
-22.7
-15.7
-9.0
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
21 Net Foreign Acquisition of Long-Term Securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(lines 19 and 20):
541.4
298.3
550.8
15.8
70.7
-7.3
18.5
31.7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
22 Increase in Foreign Holdings of Dollar-denominated Short-term
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Securities and Other Custody Liabilities: /6
198.0
229.4
188.0
152.8
-38.5
-4.0
-18.5
-11.8
23 U.S. Treasury Bills
49.7
456.0
241.8
364.5
-11.0
14.2
-2.5
-0.3
24 Private, net
28.1
196.5
144.9
43.5
3.3
-20.5
-3.2
9.3
25 Official, net
21.5
259.5
96.9
320.9
-14.3
34.7
0.7
-9.6
26 Other Negotiable Instruments
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
and Selected Other Liabilities: /7
148.4
-226.6
-53.8
-211.7
-27.5
-18.2
-15.9
-11.6
27 Private, net
72.2
-107.2
-52.0
-92.3
-22.7
-9.5
-9.4
-5.9
28 Official, net
76.2
-119.4
-1.7
-119.3
-4.8
-8.7
-6.5
-5.7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
29 Change in Banks' Own Net Dollar-Denominated Liabilities
-127.2
136.3
-243.3
-103.6
-85.4
-88.4
25.2
113.7
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
30 Monthly Net TIC Flows (lines 21,22,29) /8
612.2
664.1
495.4
65.0
-53.2
-99.8
25.3
133.5
of which
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
31 Private, net
329.1
504.4
208.6
-1.7
-49.7
-133.6
29.9
148.1
32 Official, net
283.1
159.6
286.9
66.7
-3.5
33.8
-4.7
-14.6
                           
/1 Net foreign purchases of U.S. securities (+)
/2 Includes international and regional organizations
/3 The reported division of net purchases of long-term securities between net purchases by foreign official institutions and net purchases
of other foreign investors is subject to a "transaction bias" described in Frequently Asked Questions 7 and 10.a.4 on the TIC website.
/4 Net transactions in foreign securities by U.S. residents. Foreign purchases of foreign securities = U.S. sales of foreign securities to foreigners.
Thus negative entries indicate net U.S. purchases of foreign securities, or an outflow of capital from the United States; positive entries
indicate net U.S. sales of foreign securities.
/5 Minus estimated unrecorded principal repayments to foreigners on domestic corporate and agency asset-backed securities +
estimated foreign acquisitions of U.S. equity through stock swaps -
estimated U.S. acquisitions of foreign equity through stock swaps +
increase in nonmarketable Treasury Bonds and Notes Issued to Official Institutions and Other Residents of Foreign Countries.
/6 These are primarily data on monthly changes in banks' and broker/dealers' custody liabilities. Data on custody claims are collected
quarterly and published in the Treasury Bulletin and the TIC website.
/7 "Selected Other Liabilities" are primarily the foreign liabilities of U.S. customers that are managed by U.S. banks or broker/dealers.
/8 TIC data cover most components of international financial flows, but do not include data on direct investment flows, which are collected
and published by the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis. In addition to the monthly data summarized here, the
TIC collects quarterly data on some banking and nonbanking assets and liabilities. Frequently Asked Question 1 on the TIC website
describes the scope of TIC data collection.

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