FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
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Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for August 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 September, is scheduled for November 16, 2007.
Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were minus $69.3 billion.
- Net foreign purchases of long-term U.S. securities were minus $34.9 billion. Of this, net purchases by foreign official institutions were minus $24.2 billion, and net purchases by private foreign investors were minus $10.6 billion.
- U.S. residents purchased a net $34.5 billion of long-term foreign securities.
Net foreign acquisition of long-term securities, taking into account adjustments, is estimated to have been minus $85.5 billion.
Foreign holdings of dollar-denominated short-term U.S. securities, including Treasury bills, and other custody liabilities increased $33.9 billion. Foreign holdings of Treasury bills increased $21.0 billion.
Banks’ own net dollar-denominated liabilities to foreign residents decreased $111.4 billion.
Monthly net TIC flows were minus $163.0 billion. Of this, net foreign private flows were minus $141.9 billion, and net foreign official flows were minus $21.1 billion.