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 18, 2005.
Long-Term Domestic Securities
Gross purchases of domestic securities by foreigners were $1,413.8 billion in April, exceeding gross sales of domestic securities by foreigners of $1,360.1 billion during the same month.
Foreign purchases of domestic securities reached $53.6 billion on a net basis in April, relative to $58.9 billion during the previous month. Private net flows reached $42.1 billion in April. Net private purchases of Treasury Bonds and Notes decreased to $10.7 billion from $42.8 billion the preceding month. Net private purchases of Government Agency Bonds were $8.4 billion, up from $6.5 billion the previous month. Net private purchases of Corporate Bonds were $18.1 billion, down from $22.3 billion the previous month. Net private purchases of Equities rose to $5.0 billion from $1.7 billion.
Official net purchases of U.S. securities were $11.5 billion in April, relative to minus $14.4 billion in March. Official net purchases of Treasury Bonds and Notes of $14.0 billion accounted for the bulk of official flows in April, up from a negative $15.0 billion the previous month.
Long-Term Foreign Securities
Gross purchases of foreign securities owned by U.S. residents were $286.3 billion in April, relative to gross sales of foreign securities to U.S. residents of $292.5 billion during the same month.
Gross sales of foreign securities to U.S. residents exceeded purchases by $6.2 billion, highlighting a net U.S. acquisition of $1.6 billion in Foreign Equities and $4.6 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 $47.4 billion in April compared with $40.6 billion in March. Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $750.1 billion in the twelve months through April 2005 as compared to $798.8 billion during the twelve months through April 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/.