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Treasury International Capital  
Released On 1/17/2018 4:00:00 PM For Nov, 2017
PriorPrior RevisedActual
Foreign Demand for Long-Term U.S. Securities$23.2 B$26.2 B$57.5 B

Highlights
Foreign accounts, at $34.8 billion, were active buyers of long-term U.S. securities in November while U.S. accounts, at $22.7 billion, were active sellers of long-term foreign securities, together making for monthly asset inflow of $57.5 billion.

Foreign buying of U.S. equities has been unusually heavy, at $12.7 billion for a third straight rise. Foreigners have also been heavy sellers of U.S. Treasuries of late, at a net $18.8 billion in the month. The heaviest foreign buying in November was in corporate bonds, at $28.7 billion. Buying of agency bonds was also solid, at $12.2 billion.

Selling by U.S. accounts was concentrated in foreign bonds, at $21.3 billion, with selling of foreign equities at $1.4 billion.

Turning to holdings of U.S. Treasuries, both Chinese and Japanese holdings continue to ease, down $12.6 billion in the month for China to $1.177 trillion and down $9.9 billion for Japan to $1.084 trillion. Ireland continues to hold the third spot at $328.7 million with the Cayman Islands in fourth at $269.4 billion.

Foreign demand for U.S. securities is a major plus for the economy, helping to offset the nation's large trade gap and government deficit.

Definition
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