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

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The final results from the annual survey of foreign portfolio holdings of U.S. securities at end-June 2005 are released today and posted on the U.S. Treasury web site at (

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 most recent report covered the survey for end-June 2005.  Surveys are carried out annually, and the next survey will be for end-June 2006.

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

Overall Results

The survey measured foreign holdings as of June 30, 2005, of $6,864 billion; with $2,144 billion held in U.S. equities, $4,118 billion in U.S. long-term debt securities (of which $717 billion were
holdings of asset-backed securities (ABS)), and $602 billion in U.S. short-term debt securities.   The previous such survey, conducted as of June 30, 2004, measured foreign holdings of $6,019 billion; with $1,930 billion in U.S. equities, $3,501 billion in U.S. long-term debt securities, and $588 billion in U.S. short-term debt securities.