FROM THE OFFICE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS
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Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for May 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 June, is scheduled for August 15, 2005.
Long-Term Domestic Securities
Gross purchases of domestic securities by foreigners were $1,499.9 billion in May, exceeding gross sales of domestic securities by foreigners of $1,429.2 billion during the same month.
Foreign purchases of domestic securities reached $70.6 billion on a net basis in May, relative to $54.1 billion during the previous month. Private net flows reached $57.4 billion in May. Net private purchases of Treasury Bonds and Notes increased to $20.8 billion from $10.8 billion the preceding month. Net private purchases of Government Agency Bonds were $18.1 billion, up from $8.4 billion the previous month. Net private purchases of Corporate Bonds were $18.6 billion, up from $18.1 billion the previous month. Net private purchases of Equities fell to $0.0 billion from $5.4 billion.
Official net purchases of U.S. securities were $13.2 billion in May, relative to $11.5 billion in April. Official net purchases of Treasury Bonds and Notes of $6.8 billion accounted for the majority of official flows in May, down from $13.9 billion the previous month.
Long-Term Foreign Securities
Gross purchases of foreign securities owned by U.S. residents were $287.8 billion in May, relative to gross sales of foreign securities to U.S. residents of $298.4 billion during the same month.
Gross sales of foreign securities to U.S. residents exceeded purchases by $10.6 billion, highlighting a net U.S. acquisition of $4.7 billion in Foreign Equities and $5.8 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 $60.0 billion in May compared with $47.8 billion in April. Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $752.1 billion in the twelve months through May 2005 as compared to $737.2 billion during the twelve months through May 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/.
ForeignersTransactions in Long-Term Securities with U.S. Residents
(Billions of dollars, not seasonally adjusted)