FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
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Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for April 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 May, is scheduled for July 16, 2004.
Gross purchases of domestic securities by foreigners were $1,739.5 billion in April, exceeding gross sales of domestic securities by foreigners of $1,658.4 billion during the same month.
Foreign purchases of domestic securities reached $81.2 billion on a net basis in April, relative to $82.4 billion during the previous month. Private net flows reached $55.1 billion in April. Net private purchases of Treasury Bonds and Notes decreased to $13.2 billion from $27.6 billion the preceding month. Net private purchases of Government Agency Bonds were $28.2 billion, up from $1.1 billion the previous month. Net private purchases of Corporate Bonds declined to $16.1 billion from $29.2 billion the previous month. Net private purchases of Equities increased to minus $2.4 billion from minus $13.5 billion.
Official net purchases of U.S. securities were $26.1 billion in April, relative to $38.1 billion in March. Official net purchases of Treasury Bonds and Notes of $22.1 billion accounted for the bulk of official inflows in April, down from $33.9 billion the previous month.
Gross purchases of foreign securities owned by U.S. residents were $399.4 billion in April, relative to gross sales of foreign securities to U.S. residents of $404.4 billion during the same month.
Gross sales of foreign securities to U.S. residents exceeded purchases by $5.0 billion, highlighting a net U.S. acquisition of $11.3 billion in Foreign Equities and net U.S. sales of $6.3 billion in Foreign Bonds.
Net Long-Term Securities Flows
Net foreign purchases of both domestic and foreign long-term securities from U.S. residents were $76.2 billion in April compared with $80.7 billion in March. Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $843.2 billion in the 12-months through April 2004 as compared to $600.7 billion during the twelve months through April 2003.
The full April 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, www.treas.gov/tic.
Foreigners' Transactions in Long-Term Securities with U.S. Residents
(Billions of dollars, not seasonally adjusted)
12 Months Through
|1||Gross Purchases of Domestic Securities||13,022.9||15,726.4||13,395.1||17,664.1||1,385.6||1,439.4||1,774.0||1,739.5|
|2||Gross Sales of Domestic Securities||12,475.4||14,981.4||12,807.0||16,765.6||1,285.3||1,354.4||1,691.6||1,658.4|
|3||Domestic Securities Purchased, net (line 1 less line 2) /1||547.6||745.0||588.1||898.6||100.3||85.0||82.4||81.2|
|4||Private, net /2||508.3||605.6||529.1||664.6||69.4||62.7||44.3||55.1|
|5||Treasury Bonds & Notes, net||112.8||163.7||131.8||217.1||20.0||20.9||27.6||13.2|
|6||Gov't Agency Bonds, net||166.6||137.9||171.6||152.9||23.4||18.4||1.1||28.2|
|7||Corporate Bonds, net||176.7||266.1||198.2||259.3||12.5||21.1||29.2||16.1|
|10||Treasury Bonds & Notes, net||7.1||109.3||21.3||199.5||26.9||16.1||33.9||22.1|
|11||Gov't Agency Bonds, net||28.6||24.9||34.5||27.8||4.2||5.9||2.9||2.8|
|12||Corporate Bonds, net||5.6||5.5||3.6||7.0||0.5||0.2||1.2||0.6|
|14||Gross Purchases of Foreign Securities||2,640.0||3,532.9||2,740.2||4,287.1||390.7||401.9||488.1||399.4|
|15||Gross Sales of Foreign Securities||2,613.0||3,577.4||2,727.6||4,342.5||399.3||403.6||489.9||404.4|
|16||Foreign Securities Purchased, net (line 14 less line 15) /3||27.0||-44.6||12.6||-55.4||-8.5||-1.7||-1.8||-5.0|
|17||Foreign Bonds Purchased, net||28.5||26.6||32.1||32.5||4.7||0.7||2.2||6.3|
|18||Foreign Equities Purchased, net||-1.5||-71.1||-19.4||-87.9||-13.2||-2.4||-4.0||-11.3|
|19||Net Long-Term Flows (line 3 plus line 16)||574.6||700.4||600.7||843.2||91.8||83.3||80.7||76.2|
|/1 Net foreign purchases of U.S. securities (+)|
|/2 Includes International and Regional Organizations|
|/3Net U.S. acquisitions of foreign securities (-)|
|Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury|