Overseas investors bought USD 73.1 billion of US assets, including short-dated instruments in November 2019, more than an expected USD 51.7 billion and after selling USD 62 billion in the previous month. Meanwhile, foreigners sold USD 41.5 billion of long-term US securities, including government and corporate, after selling USD 16.8 billion in the previous month. Foreign investors bought USD 22.9 billion of Treasures in November after buying a revised USD 31.5 billion in the previous month. Capital Flows in the United States averaged 22071.45 USD Million from 1978 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 272938 USD Million in October of 2008 and a record low of -194622 USD Million in September of 2015. source: U.S. Department of the Treasury

Capital Flows in the United States is expected to be 45000.00 USD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Capital Flows in the United States to stand at 22000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the United States Net Treasury International Capital Flows is projected to trend around 25000.00 USD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United States Net Treasury International Capital Flows

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
73136.00 -62034.00 272938.00 -194622.00 1978 - 2019 USD Million Monthly
Current Prices, NSA



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-10-16 08:00 PM Aug $70.5B $43.3B $66.6B
2019-11-18 09:00 PM Sep $-37.6B $41.9B $35.9B
2019-12-16 09:00 PM Oct $-48.3B $-38.1B $28.7B $42.0B
2020-01-16 09:00 PM Nov $73.1B $-62B $51.7B
2020-02-18 09:00 PM Dec $73.1B $ -94.1B


News Stream
2019-12-16
US Overseas Investors Sell US Assets in October
Overseas investors sold USD 48.3 billion of US assets, including short-dated instruments in October of 2019, after selling USD 38.1 billion in the previous month. Meanwhile, foreigners bought USD 16.8 billion of long-term US securities, including government and corporate, after selling USD 34.3 billion in the previous month. Foreign investors bought USD 32.5 billion of Treasures in October after buying USD 49.5 billion in the previous month.

2019-11-19
Foreign Investors Sell US Assets in September
Overseas investors sold USD 37.6 billion of US assets, including short-dated instruments, in September 2019, after buying a downwardly revised USD 41.9 billion in August while markets expected a purchase of USD 35.9 billion. Foreign investors bought USD 49.5 billion of long-term US securities, including government and corporate, after selling USD 41.2 billion in the previous month. Foreign investors sold USD 34.3 billion of US treasuries, after selling USD 30.5 billion.

2019-10-16
US International Capital Purchases Gain Steam
Overseas investors bought USD 70.5 billion of US assets, including short-dated instruments, in August 2019, after buying USD 43.3 billion in July while markets expected a purchase of USD 66.6 billion. Foreign investors sold USD 41.1 billion of long-term US securities, including government and corporate, after buying USD 83.8 billion in the previous month. Foreign investors sold USD 30.5 billion of US treasuries, after buying USD 11 billion.

2019-09-17
US Capital Inflows Beat Expectations
Overseas investors bought USD 43.8 billion of US assets, including short-dated instruments in July 2019, after buying an upwardly revised USD 21 billion in June while markets had forecast a purchase of USD 9 billion. Foreign investors bought USD 84.3 billion of long-term US securities, including government and corporate, after buying an upwardly revised USD 100.6 billion in the previous month. Foreign investors bought USD 11 billion of US treasuries, after selling USD 7.7 billion in June.

2019-08-15
Foreign Investors Buy US Assets in June
Overseas investors bought USD 1.7 billion of US assets, including short-dated instruments in June 2019, after buying an upwardly revised USD 37.6 billion in May while markets had forecast a sale of USD 26.1 billion. Foreign investors also bought USD 99.1 billion of long-term US securities, including government and corporate, after buying USD 4.6 billion in the previous month. Foreign investors sold USD 7.7 billion of US treasuries, after selling USD 32.8 billion in May.

2019-07-16
Foreign Investors Buy US Assets in May
Overseas investors bought USD 32.9 billion of US assets, including short-dated instruments in May of 2019, after selling an upwardly revised USD 9 billion in April and above market expectations of a USD 13.1 billion purchases. Foreign investors bought USD 3.5 billion of long-term US securities, including government and corporate, after buying USD 46.9 billion in the previous month. Foreign investors sold USD 33.8 billion of US treasuries, after buying USD 16.9 billion in April.


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.

United States Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -43086.00 -46939.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account -124094.00 -125210.00 9957.00 -215769.00 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.40 -2.30 0.20 -6.00 percent [+]
Imports 251716.00 254205.00 266816.00 577.00 USD Million [+]
Exports 208630.00 207266.00 213341.00 772.00 USD Million [+]
External Debt 20421273.00 20263768.00 20421273.00 6570168.00 USD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 106.33 106.25 168.28 91.82 points [+]
Capital Flows 73136.00 -62034.00 272938.00 -194622.00 USD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 50582.00 51113.00 55831.00 -9988.00 USD Million [+]
Net Long Term Tic Flows 22871.00 31484.00 157830.00 -72882.00 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 8133.46 8133.46 8149.05 8133.46 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 12655.00 12463.00 12655.00 3971.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Terrorism Index 5.69 6.07 7.39 3.70 [+]
Tourism Revenues 20901.00 20837.00 21793.00 6496.00 USD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 6712574.00 8115682.00 8418370.00 2094287.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 10508.00 12485.00 15725.00 1742.00 USD Million [+]
Goods Trade Balance -62988.00 -66693.00 1492.20 -79790.00 USD Million [+]