FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
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Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for March 2008 are released today and posted on the U.S. Treasury website ( www.treas.gov/tic). The next release, which will report on data for April, is scheduled for June 16, 2008.
Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $80.4 billion.
- Net foreign purchases of long-term U.S. securities were $80.2 billion. Of this, net purchases by foreign official institutions were $48.1 billion, and net purchases by private foreign investors were $32.1 billion.
- U.S. residents sold a net $0.3 billion of long-term foreign securities.
Net foreign acquisition of long-term securities, taking into account adjustments, is estimated to have been $54.2 billion.
Foreign holdings of dollar-denominated short-term U.S. securities, including Treasury bills, and other custody liabilities increased $13.5 billion. Foreign holdings of Treasury bills increased $27.8 billion.
Banks’ own net dollar-denominated liabilities to foreign residents declined $115.9 billion.
Monthly net TIC flows were negative $48.2 billion. Of this, net foreign private flows were negative $57.6 billion, and net foreign official flows were $9.3 billion.