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There has been constant chatter China will dump it's US Treasury holdings. While they have fallen for the last 3 months, from $1120 to 1110 trillion the biggest seller was Japan in May. Ahead of Brexit the UK increased their holdings of US securities the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Treasury International Capital (TIC) data for May 2019.

US Treasury

The sum total in May of all net foreign acquisitions of long-term securities, short-term U.S. securities, and banking flows was a net TIC inflow of $32.9 billion.


Net foreign private inflows were $73.5 billion and net foreign official outflows were $40.6 billion.


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US TIC Report For May

Foreign residents decreased their holdings of long-term U.S. securities in May; net sales were $5.7 billion. Net purchases by private foreign investors were $10.1 billion, while net sales by foreign official institutions were $15.7 billion.

U.S. residents decreased their holdings of long-term foreign securities, with net sales of $9.2 billion.

Taking into account transactions in both foreign and U.S. securities, net foreign purchases of long-term securities were $3.5 billion.


After including adjustments, such as estimates of unrecorded principal payments to foreigners on U.S. asset-backed securities, overall net foreign sales of long-term securities are estimated to have been $14.6 billion in May.

Foreign residents decreased their holdings of U.S. Treasury bills by $7.3 billion.

Foreign resident holdings of all dollar-denominated short-term U.S. securities and other custody liabilities increased by $0.1 billion. Banks’ own net dollar-denominated liabilities to foreign residents increased by $47.5 billion.

Source: US Treasury

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