WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for February 2017. The next release, which will report on data for March 2017, is scheduled for May 15, 2017.
The sum total in February of all net foreign acquisitions of long-term securities, short-term U.S. securities, and banking flows was a monthly net TIC inflow of $19.3 billion. Of this, net foreign private inflows were $30.9 billion, and net foreign official outflows were $11.6 billion.
Foreign residents increased their holdings of long-term U.S. securities in February; net purchases were $35.9 billion. Net purchases by private foreign investors were $41.1 billion, while net sales by foreign official institutions were $5.2 billion.