FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
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Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for September are released today and posted on the U.S. Treasury web site ( www.treas.gov/tic). The next release, which will report on data for October, is scheduled for December 15, 2006.
Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $65.1 billion.
- Net foreign purchases of long-term U.S. securities were $88.0 billion. Of this, net purchases by foreign official institutions were $16.7 billion, and net purchases by private foreign investors were $71.3 billion.
- U.S. residents purchased a net $22.9 billion in long-term foreign securities.
Net foreign acquisition of long-term securities is estimated to have been $53.2 billion.
Foreign holdings of dollar-denominated short-term U.S. securities, including Treasury bills, and other custody liabilities declined $10.8 billion. Foreign holdings of Treasury Bills declined $13.0 billion.
Banks own net dollar-denominated liabilities to foreign residents increased $11.3 billion.
Monthly net TIC flows were $53.7 billion. Of this, net foreign private flows were $41.9 billion, and net foreign official flows were $11.8 billion.