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Treasury International Capital  
Released On 7/18/2017 4:00:00 PM For May, 2017
PriorPrior RevisedActual
Foreign Demand for Long-Term U.S. Securities$1.8 B$9.7 B$91.9 B

Highlights
Heavy buying of Treasuries made for a large $91.9 billion inflow of long-term securities into the U.S. during May. Private foreign accounts bought a heavy $82.1 billion of U.S. Treasuries in the month which offset heavy official selling of $35.7 billion. Foreign accounts, both private and official, were also major buyers of corporate bonds and government agency bonds and were small net buyers of U.S. equities as well. U.S. accounts were sellers of foreign equities in the month which added slightly to the headline total.

Chinese accounts increased their holdings of U.S. Treasuries by $10 billion in the month to $1.10 trillion though Japanese accounts held their lead, up more than $7 billion to $1.11 trillion.

Foreign buying of U.S. securities had been mixed this year but May's report is a confidence booster and points to strong underlying demand for U.S. assets, a plus that helps to offset the nation's imbalances including the government deficit.

Definition
These Treasury data track the flows of financial instruments into and out of the United States. Instruments tracked include Treasury securities, agency securities, corporate bonds, and corporate equities.  Why Investors Care
 
 

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