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Preliminary Report on Foreign Holdings of U.S. Securities At End-June 2005

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Preliminary data from a survey of foreign portfolio holdings of U.S. securities at end-June 2005 are released today on the U.S. Treasury web site at (  Final survey results, which will provide additional detail as well as possibly revise the preliminary data, will be reported by June 30, 2006.  The survey was undertaken jointly by the U.S. Treasury, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.  The next survey will be for foreign holdings of U.S. Securities at end-June 2006. 

Complementary surveys measuring U.S. holdings of foreign securities are also carried out annually.  Data from the most recent such survey, which reports on securities held on year-end 2005, are currently being processed.  Preliminary results are expected to be reported by September 30, 2006.

Overall Preliminary Results

The survey measured foreign holdings as of June 30, 2005, of $6,863 billion, with $2,143 billion held in U.S. equities, $4,118 billion in U.S. long-term debt securities (of which $717 billion are holdings of asset-backed securities (ABS)), and $602 billion held in U.S. short-term debt securities.   Foreign holdings as of June 30, 2004, were $1,930 billion in U.S. equities, $3,501 billion in U.S. long-term debt securities, and $588 billion in short-term U.S. debt securities. (see PDF below).