FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
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Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for November 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 December, is scheduled for February 17, 2009.
Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were negative $21.7 billion.
- Net foreign purchases of long-term U.S. securities were negative $56.0 billion. Of this, net purchases by private foreign investors were negative $18.9 billion, and net purchases by foreign official institutions were negative $37.1 billion.
- U.S. residents sold a net $34.3 billion of long-term foreign securities.
Net foreign acquisition of long-term securities, taking into account adjustments, is estimated to have been negative $33.7 billion.
Foreign holdings of dollar-denominated short-term U.S. securities, including Treasury bills, and other custody liabilities increased $51.1 billion. Foreign holdings of Treasury bills increased $82.1 billion.
Banks’ own net dollar-denominated liabilities to foreign residents increased $39.4 billion.
Monthly net TIC flows were $56.8 billion. Of this, net foreign private flows were $64.7 billion, and net foreign official flows were negative $7.9 billion.