Overseas investors bought USD 108.2 billion of US assets in August of 2018, compared with a downwardly revised USD 42.7 billion purchase in July and significantly above market expectations of USD 19.9 billion. Meanwhile, foreigners bought USD 131.8 billion of long-term US securities, including government and corporate, after buying a downwardly revised USD 66.7 billion in the previous month. Also, overseas investors bought USD 63.1 billion in Treasuries in August, compared with the USD 18.9 billion purchased in the previous month. China's Treasuries holdings declined to USD 1.165 trillion from USD 1.171 trillion, the lowest since June of 2017. Capital Flows in the United States averaged 22751.24 USD Million from 1978 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 272938 USD Million in October of 2008 and a record low of -193364 USD Million in September of 2015.

United States Net Treasury International Capital Flows
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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-15 08:00 PM Overall Net Capital Flows $114.5B $69.2B $-80B $ -32.7B
2018-09-18 08:00 PM Overall Net Capital Flows $52.2B $189.7B $55.7B $ 112.2B
2018-10-16 08:00 PM Overall Net Capital Flows $108.2B $42.7B $19.9B $ 8.7B
2018-11-16 09:00 PM Overall Net Capital Flows $108.2B $ 127.9B
2018-12-17 09:00 PM Overall Net Capital Flows $ 12.5B


United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -54019.00 -53309.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 212565.00 209445.00 214668.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
Imports 266584.00 262754.00 266584.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -101460.00 -121710.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.40 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
External Debt 19306582.00 19180854.00 19306582.00 6570168.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 106.98 98.39 168.28 91.82 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 108188.00 42677.00 272938.00 -193364.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 47253.00 45701.00 48155.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 131823.00 66658.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.46 8134.00 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 11346.00 10964.00 11346.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.43 4.88 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourism Revenues 21283.00 21375.00 21429.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6734056.00 6907642.00 8364941.00 2094287.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 12394.00 10304.00 16071.00 1769.00 USD Million [+]

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United States Net Treasury International Capital Flows

Net Treasury International Capital Flows includes all net foreign acquisitions of long-term securities, short-term U.S. securities, and banking flows. This page provides the latest reported value for - United States Net Treasury International Capital Flows - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. United States Net Treasury International Capital Flows - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
108188.00 42677.00 272938.00 -193364.00 1978 - 2018 USD Million Monthly
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Country Last
Argentina -8416.87 Jun/18
Australia 12538.00 Jun/18
Brazil 677.40 Sep/18
Canada 0.00 Jun/18
China -160.00 Sep/18
Euro Area 28.43 Aug/18
France 16179.00 Sep/18
Germany 6288.01 Sep/18
India 17.43 Jun/18
Italy 6172.00 Aug/18
Japan 31777.00 Sep/18
Mexico -10.90 Jun/18
Netherlands 16859.80 Jun/18
Russia 20971.51 Jun/18
Saudi Arabia 14674.00 Jun/18
Singapore 14096.30 Jun/18
South Korea 9802.30 Sep/18
Spain 2880.00 Aug/18
Switzerland 11300.52 Jun/18
Turkey -1414.00 Sep/18
United Kingdom 13843.00 Jun/18
United States 108188.00 Aug/18


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