FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
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Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for January are released today and posted on the U.S. Treasury web site ( www.treas.gov/tic). The next release date, which will report on data for February, is scheduled for April 15, 2004.
Gross purchases of domestic securities by foreigners were $1,385.5 billion in January, exceeding gross sales of domestic securities by foreigners of $1,285.3 billion during the same month.
Foreign purchases of domestic securities reached $100.2 billion on a net basis in January, relative to $80.8 billion during the previous month. Purchases were largely accounted for by private net flows of $69.3 billion in January. Net private purchases of Treasury Bonds and Notes increased to $20.0 billion during the month. Net private purchases of Government Agency Bonds rose for the fourth consecutive month to $23.3 billion in January. Net private purchases of Corporate Bonds were $12.5 billion in January. Net private purchases of Equities reached $13.4 billion, the same as in December.
Official net purchases of U.S. securities were $31.0 billion in January, relative to $16.4 billion in December. Official net purchases of Treasury Bonds and Notes of $26.9 billion accounted for the bulk of official inflows in December, up from $11.3 billion the previous month.
Gross purchases of foreign securities owned by U.S. residents were $390.3 billion in January, relative to gross sales of foreign securities to U.S. residents of $398.5 billion during the same month.
Gross sales of foreign securities to U.S. residents exceeded purchases by $8.2 billion, highlighting a net U.S. acquisition of $13.1 billion in Foreign Equities and net U.S. sales of $4.9 billion in Foreign Bonds.
Net Long-Term Securities Flows
Net foreign purchases of long-term securities from U.S. residents were $92.0 billion in January compared with $75.8 billion in December. Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $753.7 billion in the 12-months through January 2004 as compared to $597.2 billion during the twelve months through January 2003.
The full January data set, including adjustments for repayments of principal on asset-backed securities, as well as historical series, can be found on the TIC web site, http://www.treas.gov/tic/.