16 December 2008

Dinosaur killer ~ the TIC data

Treasury International Capital (TIC) Data for October

Actual: 1.5B
Forecast: 40.0B
Previous: 66.2B

Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $1.5 billion.

* Net foreign purchases of long-term U.S. securities were negative $34.8 billion. Of this, net purchases by private foreign investors were negative $17.5 billion, and net purchases by foreign official institutions were negative $17.2 billion.

* U.S. residents sold a net $36.3 billion of long-term foreign securities.

Net foreign acquisition of long-term securities, taking into account adjustments, is estimated to have been negative $13.3 billion.

Foreign holdings of dollar-denominated short-term U.S. securities, including Treasury bills, and other custody liabilities increased $92.4 billion. Foreign holdings of Treasury bills increased $147.4 billion.

Banks' own net dollar-denominated liabilities to foreign residents increased $207.3 billion.

Monthly net TIC flows were $286.3 billion. Of this, net foreign private flows were $274.5 billion, and net foreign official flows were $11.9 billion.


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