FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
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Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for August 2008 are released today and posted on the U.S. Treasury website ( www.treas.gov/tic). The next release, which will report on data for September, is scheduled for November 18, 2008.
Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $14.0 billion.
- Net foreign purchases of long-term U.S. securities were negative $8.8 billion. Of this, net purchases by private foreign investors were $1.5 billion, and net purchases by foreign official institutions were negative $10.2 billion.
- U.S. residents sold a net $22.7 billion of long-term foreign securities.
Net foreign acquisition of long-term securities, taking into account adjustments, is estimated to have been $0.9 billion.
Foreign holdings of dollar-denominated short-term U.S. securities, including Treasury bills, and other custody liabilities increased $7.6 billion. Foreign holdings of Treasury bills increased $20.6 billion.
Banks’ own net dollar-denominated liabilities to foreign residents declined $8.9 billion.
Monthly net TIC flows were negative $0.4 billion. Of this, net foreign private flows were $3.5 billion, and net foreign official flows were negative $3.9 billion.