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, 2005.
Long-Term Domestic Securities
Gross purchases of domestic securities by foreigners were $1,304.1 billion in January, exceeding gross sales of domestic securities by foreigners of $1,211.6 billion during the same month.
Foreign purchases of domestic securities reached $92.5 billion on a net basis in January, relative to $83.2 billion during the previous month. Private net flows reached $78.2 billion in January. Net private purchases of Treasury Bonds and Notes increased to $23.1 billion from $1.4 billion the preceding month. Net private purchases of Government Agency Bonds were $19.9 billion, down from $25.6 billion the previous month. Net private purchases of Corporate Bonds were $18.0 billion, down from $39.2 billion the previous month. Net private purchases of Equities rose to $17.2 billion from $6.7 billion.
Official net purchases of U.S. securities were $14.3 billion in January, relative to $10.3 billion in December. Official net purchases of Treasury Bonds and Notes of $7.6 billion accounted for the bulk of official inflows in January, up from $7.0 billion the previous month.
Long-Term Foreign Securities
Gross purchases of foreign securities owned by U.S. residents were $248.7 billion in January, relative to gross sales of foreign securities to U.S. residents of $249.7 billion during the same month.
Gross sales of foreign securities to U.S. residents exceeded purchases by $1.1 billion, highlighting a net U.S. acquisition of $6.6 billion in Foreign Equities and net U.S. sales of $5.5 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 $91.5 billion in January compared with $60.7 billion in December. Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $828.6 billion in the twelve months through January 2005 as compared to $733.1 billion during the twelve months through January 2004.
The full 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/.
Foreigners Transactions in Long-Term Securities with U.S. Residents