2017 Economic Calendar
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Treasury International Capital  
Released On 5/15/2017 4:00:00 PM For Mar, 2017
PriorPrior RevisedActual
Foreign Demand for Long-Term U.S. Securities$53.4 B$53.1 B$59.8 B

Highlights
For a second month in a row, foreign investors were solid buyers of long-term U.S. securities, at $30.8 billion in March, while U.S. investors were sellers of foreign long-term securities at a sizable $29.0 billion. Together, they make for net inflow of $59.8 billion in the month.

Foreign accounts were strong buyers of Treasuries in March after weakness in January and February. And foreign accounts have been strong buyers of government agency bonds but not in March where the category shows a small outflow. U.S. corporate bonds were once again in demand as were equities though only at a marginal inflow.

Chinese accounts increased their holdings of U.S. Treasuries sharply in the month, up nearly $30 billion to $1.09 trillion but came in below Japan whose holdings rose slightly to $1.12 trillion. Strong foreign inflows help offset the nation's trade gap and are a reminder that strength in the dollar has tangible positives.

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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