FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
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Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for February 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 March, is scheduled for May 15, 2008.
Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $72.5 billion.
- Net foreign purchases of long-term U.S. securities were $82.8 billion. Of this, net purchases by foreign official institutions were $6.1 billion, and net purchases by private foreign investors were $76.6 billion.
- U.S. residents purchased a net $10.2 billion of long-term foreign securities.
Net foreign acquisition of long-term securities, taking into account adjustments, is estimated to have been $60.1 billion.
Foreign holdings of dollar-denominated short-term U.S. securities, including Treasury bills, and other custody liabilities increased $3.4 billion. Foreign holdings of Treasury bills increased $14.6 billion.
Banks’ own net dollar-denominated liabilities to foreign residents increased $0.5 billion.
Monthly net TIC flows were positive $64.1 billion. Of this, net foreign private flows were $73.1 billion, and net foreign official flows were negative $9.0 billion.