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Treasury International Capital Data for February 2019
The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for February 2019. The sum total in February of all net foreign acquisitions of long-term securities, short-term U.S. securities, and banking flows was a net TIC outflow of $21.6 billion. Of this, net foreign private outflows were $11.5 billion, and net foreign official outflows were $10.2 billion.
Foreign residents increased their holdings of long-term U.S. securities in February; net purchases were $42.4 billion. Net purchases by private foreign investors were $52.8 billion, while net sales by foreign official institutions were $10.4 billion. U.S. residents decreased their holdings of long-term foreign securities, with net sales of $9.5 billion.
Taking into account transactions in both foreign and U.S. securities, net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $51.9 billion. After including adjustments, such as estimates of unrecorded principal payments to foreigners on U.S. asset-backed securities, overall net foreign purchases of long-term securities are estimated to have been $33.1 billion in February.
Foreign residents increased their holdings of U.S. Treasury bills by $6.6 billion. Foreign resident holdings of all dollar-denominated short-term U.S. securities and other custody liabilities decreased by $11.0 billion. Banks’ own net dollar-denominated liabilities to foreign residents decreased by $43.7 billion.
Posted: April 15, 2019 Monday 04:00 PM