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Treasury International Capital (TIC) Data for December

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Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for December are released today and posted on the U.S. Treasury web site ( The next release, which will report on data for January, is scheduled for March 17, 2008. 

Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $56.5 billion.

  • Net foreign purchases of long-term U.S. securities were $69.1 billion. Of this, net purchases by foreign official institutions were $35.8 billion, and net purchases by private foreign investors were $33.3 billion.
  • U.S. residents purchased a net $12.6 billion of long-term foreign securities.

Net foreign acquisition of long-term securities, taking into account adjustments, is estimated to have been $45.2 billion.

Foreign holdings of dollar-denominated short-term U.S. securities, including Treasury bills, and other custody liabilities increased $34.2 billion. Foreign holdings of Treasury bills increased $15.5 billion.

Banks' own net dollar-denominated liabilities to foreign residents decreased $19.0 billion.

Monthly net TIC flows were positive $60.4 billion. Of this, net foreign private flows were positive $8.4 billion, and net foreign official flows were positive $52.1 billion.

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