Treasury International Capital (TIC) System

NOTICE: TIC data will not be updated when Federal Government offices in Washington, D.C. are shut down.

Statistics - U.S. International Portfolio Investment

  1. Monthly TIC Press Releases and Archives of data releases. Press releases are available first at "Press Center". Here are the Release Dates of TIC Data.
  2. Securities data:
    1. Monthly Transactions in Long-term Securities between U.S. and foreign residents. (covers U.S. and foreign securities). [See the Notice dated (03-15-2023) below]     
    2. Monthly Holdings of Securities (foreign holdings of U.S. securities, and U.S. holdings of foreign securities).     
      Section A covers Major Foreign Holders of Treasuries; direct link to the MFH table. [See the Notice dated (03-15-2023) below]     
    3. Annual and Semiannual Reports covering long-term and short-term securities, with separate reports on: (line 1) annual U.S. holdings of foreign securities (U.S. claims; on the usual residence-basis); (line 1.a) line 1 but on a nationality-basis; (line 2) annual Foreign holdings of U.S. securities (U.S. liabilities); (line 3) semiannual U.S. Private Holdings of Foreign Securities with some detail on types of U.S. holders and of issuers of foreign securities; and (line 4) end-year Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLO) data and other special tables using annual survey data      
  3. U.S. Banking Data (reported by banks and all other financial firms) - monthly Liabilities to, and Claims on, foreign-residents.     
  4. U.S. Derivatives Contracts - quarterly Holdings and Net Cash Settlements with foreign-residents.     
  5. U.S. Nonfinancial Data (reported by nonfinancial firms) - quarterly Liabilities to, and Claims on, unaffiliated foreign-residents.     
  6. Quarterly data on U.S. Gross External Debt.     


TIC Forms & Instructions


Related External information

  1. EXTERNAL websites with U.S. data on BOP, IIP, and Financial Accounts
  2. Articles on TIC from the Federal Reserve Board and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.


Notices and Announcements

  1. NEW (2-29-2024). The preliminary data from the annual survey on Foreign Portfolio Holdings of U.S. Securities at End-June 2023, along with the Press Release, are available from the SHL reports webpage.
  2. NEW (10-31-2023). The Final Report on U.S. Portfolio Holdings of Foreign Securities at End-year 2022 is available from the SHC reports webpage (which is available from line 1 on the Securities(C) webpage). Also available on that webpage is the Press Release, dated October 31, 2023, along with historical data and reports on previous surveys.  
  3. (04-28-2023). The Final Report on Foreign Portfolio Holdings of U.S. Securities at End-June 2022 is available from the SHL reports webpage (which is available from line 2 on the Securities(C) webpage (at line 2.c above)). Also available on that webpage is the Press Release, dated April 28, 2023, along with historical data and reports on previous surveys.  
  4. NEW (03-15-2023) Notice: The April 17 Release will begin new data on cross-border transactions in long-term securities (line 2.a above). The changes are related to the discontinuation of TIC Form S, “Purchases and Sales of Long-Term Securities by Foreign-Residents,” and the beginning of the revised and expanded TIC Form SLT, “Aggregate Holdings, Purchases and Sales, and Fair Value Changes of Long-Term Securities by U.S. and Foreign Residents.”  
    There will be several important changes in the data. The new SLT-based data will be presented from the U.S. point of view, not from the foreign point of view of the S data. In addition, there will be an important change in the data on foreign securities -- U.S. purchases and sales of foreign securities for a given country will refer to securities issued by that country, in contrast to the current breakdown showing the amounts of all foreign securities bought and sold in each country, regardless of the country of issuance. Later this month, the TIC website will post templates of the new files that will be released on April 17.     
    TIC reporting and file formats on banking claims and liabilities, derivatives, and claims and liabilities of nonfinancial firms remain unchanged.  
  5. (2-22-2023). Nationality-based data are available from the Federal Reserve Board staff for 2003-2021. These FRB staff data are based on the nationality of the issuer of the foreign security; in contrast the TIC report on U.S. portfolio holdings of foreign securities is based on the residence of the issuer of the security. See section 1.a on the Securities(C) webpage. (line 2.c above)  
  6. (01-27-2023). Data for 2022 on U.S. private holdings of foreign securities, by various subsectors of U.S. private holders and of foreign issuers are available in section 3 on the Securities(C) webpage. (line 2.c above).  
  7. (09-16-2021) Notice of a series break: This month’s data release includes significant revisions to holdings of long-term securities for June 2021. These revisions affect data on the Securities(B) webpage. (line 2.b above), including the table on major foreign holders of Treasury securities, and are described in footnote #5 on that webpage.  
  8. (03-13-2021). The TIC Web site has been redesigned slightly and activated this past week. We invite users to inform us of any missing or broken links.  
    -- Update your Bookmarks. If you use a bookmark in your browser to go to a certain webpage, you will open a redirect-page that says something like "this page has been moved". Clicking on the word "moved" will take you to the new webpage. Then you can change your bookmark to go to the new url location.  
    -- The new webpages are exactly like the previous ones, except:  
    (a) the text is larger so more scrolling will be required; and  
    (b) the grey help-bar that was across the top of the old webpages has been renamed "Contact TIC and Using TIC", and moved into the left-hand column, under the section name "Treasury International Capital (TIC) System Home Page". On those webpages without a left-hand column, there is an equivalent button at the top of the page called "Contact TIC & Using TIC".  
  9. (06-25-2020). Data for 2018 and a Federal Reserve paper on Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs) are available in section 4.a of the Securities(C) webpage (line 2.c above).  
  10. (5-16-2016). Country data now replace certain aggregates (such as oil exporters and Caribbean banking centers) previously used in data on holdings of Treasury securities. See section A.2.c on the Securities(b) webpage (line 2.b above). Also see the Press Release dated 05/16/2016.  
  11. (4-15-2015) Starting with the April 15, 2015 release of monthly TIC data, the tables have been adjusted to cover a larger number of countries for data beginning in January 2015. The lists vary by data category; see the country list for each category, such as the list for the Securities(A) webpage Monthly Transactions in Long-term Securities.