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WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury today released Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for December 2009. The next release, which will report on data for January 2010, is scheduled for March 15, 2010.

Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $63.3 billion.

  • Net foreign purchases of long-term U.S. securities were $82.2 billion. Of this, net purchases by private foreign investors were $62.6 billion, and net purchases by foreign official institutions were $19.6 billion.
  • U.S. residents purchased a net $18.9 billion of long-term foreign securities.

Net foreign acquisition of long-term securities, taking into account adjustments, is estimated to have been $50.9 billion.

Foreign holdings of dollar-denominated short-term U.S. securities, including Treasury bills, and other custody liabilities decreased $67.7 billion. Foreign holdings of Treasury bills decreased $53.0 billion.

Banks' own net dollar-denominated liabilities to foreign residents increased $77.7 billion.

Monthly net TIC flows were $60.9 billion. Of this, net foreign private flows were $82.0 billion, and net foreign official flows were negative $21.1 billion.

Complete data are available on the Treasury website at

TIC Monthly Reports on Cross-Border Financial Flows