Rest of the World: International Portfolio Investment Holdings of Long-term Securities by Country
These tables and charts provide monthly, country-level detail on international portfolio investment holdings of long-term securities, complementing the quarterly, aggregated data reported in table L.133 Rest of the World of the Financial Accounts of the United States. Portfolio investment refers to ownership by one country's residents of less than 10 percent of a business in another country. The tables show foreign residents' holdings of U.S. long-term securities as well as U.S. residents' holdings of foreign long-term securities by country. In addition, a supplemental table provides information on foreign residents' holdings of U.S. short-term Treasury securities. Note that only selected countries are shown in the tables. However, the full list of countries are available in historical data. The charts consist of world and regional-level heat maps showing the cross-sectional distribution of the latest total portfolio holdings, as well as time-series graphs of holdings by security type. Additional detail on this project is documented in an associated FEDS Note: International Portfolio Investment Holdings of Long-term Securities in the Enhanced Financial Accounts.
Information on monthly international portfolio investment holdings comes from Aggregate Holdings of Long-term Securities by U.S. and Foreign Residents - (Form SLT) data collected through the Treasury International Capital (TIC) reporting system. Foreign residents' holdings of U.S. long-term securities are broken down into four types: Treasuries, agency bonds, corporate and other bonds, and corporate stocks. Note that corporate and other bonds include municipal securities. Supplemental data on foreign holdings of short-term Treasury securities is also available. U.S. residents' holdings of foreign long-term securities are broken down into two types: bonds and corporate stocks. All securities are reported at current market value. The countries that belong to various "other" categories in the tables section are shown separately in the historical data section with the label "other" (for example, "Other Africa" and "Other Africa; Algeria").