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Treasury International Capital  
Released On 2/15/2017 4:00:00 PM For Dec, 2016
PriorPrior RevisedActual
Foreign Demand for Long-Term U.S. Securities$30.8 B$34.4 B$-12.9 B

Highlights
Foreign accounts were big sellers of U.S. Treasuries in December, making for a $12.9 billion net outflow of long-term securities in the month. Driven by selling in private accounts, foreigners sold a net $21.8 billion of Treasuries in the month to more than offset continued strong buying in government agency bonds where the net inflow totaled $13.7 billion.

Foreigners were modest buyers of corporate bonds in the month but were big sellers of U.S. equities at a net $10.0 billion. A slight plus for the month's cross-border flow was net selling of $1.1 billion of foreign long-term securities by U.S. accounts.

Turning back to Treasuries, Japanese accounts decreased their holdings by $17.8 billion to $1.09 trillion while Chinese accounts, which are the second largest holders of U.S. Treasuries, increased holdings by $9.1 billion to $1.06 trillion.

The U.S. needs inflows of securities purchases, not outflows, in order to offset large trade and government deficits.

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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