FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
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Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for January 2008 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 February, is scheduled for April 15, 2008.
Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $62.0 billion.
- Net foreign purchases of long-term U.S. securities were $81.2 billion. Of this, net purchases by foreign official institutions were $53.4 billion, and net purchases by private foreign investors were $27.8 billion.
- U.S. residents purchased a net $19.2 billion of long-term foreign securities.
Net foreign acquisition of long-term securities, taking into account adjustments, is estimated to have been $47.2 billion.
Foreign holdings of dollar-denominated short-term U.S. securities, including Treasury bills, and other custody liabilities increased $73.8 billion. Foreign holdings of Treasury bills increased $11.6 billion.
Banks' own net dollar-denominated liabilities to foreign residents decreased $83.6 billion.
Monthly net TIC flows were positive $37.4 billion. Of this, net foreign private flows were negative $38.2 billion, and net foreign official flows were positive $75.5 billion.