Foreign Holdings of U.S. Securities
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CountryName of country, territory or region
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YearYear of observation
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Total Foreign Holdings
Foreign Holdings of U.S. Securities at the end of the period shown In Millions of U.S. dollars.
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Source
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1United States Department of the Treasury
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Data Notes
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All data are in millions of U.S. dollars
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SOURCE: http://ticdata.treasury.gov/Publish/shlhistdat.html
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The 2012 data for Hong Kong and Taiwan have been revised from the 2012 report. The revision is a shift of $83 billion in long-term agency securities from Hong Kong to Taiwan.
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n.a. Not available.
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* Greater than zero and less than $500,000.
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** Greater than zero and less than $50 million.
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1/ Includes only foreign holdings of U.S. long-term securities. Prior to the 2002 survey, foreign holdings of U.S. short-term securities were not measured by the surveys.
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Long-term securities include all forms of equity and all debt securities with an original term-to-maturity of over one year.
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2/ Data for 1989 are only available rounded to the nearest $100 million. Thus, the Total may not add to the sum of Equity+Debt.
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3/ For both the 1974 and 1978 surveys, only foreign holdings of U.S. registered debt securities were measured; foreign holdings of U.S. unregistered (bearer)
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securities were excluded, and thus foreign holdings of US debt are under-counted.
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4/ With the exception of Canada, these figures include only private holdings of U.S. equities. Foreign official holdings, included in the total but not in the country rows, totaled $533 million.
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Foreign official institutions consist primarily of foreign national government institutions involved in the formulation of international monetary policy, but also include national government-sponsored investment funds and other national government institutions.
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5/ The 1978, 1984, and 1989 surveys reported Belgium and Luxembourg combined as Belgium-Luxembourg.
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6/ Separate reporting for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia began with the 1994 survey. In earlier surveys, these countries were reported as part of Yugoslavia. Yugoslavia became Serbia and Montenegro beginning with the 2002 survey.
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7/ Separate reporting for Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and Turks and Caicos began with the 2000 survey. In earlier surveys, these countries were reported together as the British West Indies.
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8/ Separate reporting for the Isle of Man began with the 1994 survey. In earlier surveys, Isle of Man was included in Other Europe.
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9/ Separate reporting for Guernsey and Jersey began with the 2002 survey. In the 1994 and 2000 surveys, they were reported as the Channel Islands. In surveys prior to 1994, they were included in Other Europe.
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10/ Separate reporting for the Czech Republic and Slovakia began with the 1994 survey. In earlier surveys, these countries were reported together as Czechoslovakia.
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11/ Separate reporting for Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Estonia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, the Ukraine, and Uzbekistan began with the 1994 survey. In earlier surveys, these countries were reported together as the USSR.
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12/ Separate reporting for French Guiana, Guadeloupe, and French Guiana began in 2002. In earlier surveys, these countries were reported as part of French West Indies and Guiana.
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13/ Consists of all European countries other than Austria, Belgium-Luxembourg, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Finland, France, German Democratic Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland (1989 only), Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, U.S.S.R., and Yugoslavia.
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14/ Consist of all Latin American countries other than Argentina, Bahamas, Bermuda, Brazil, British West Indies, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Mexico, Netherlands Antilles, Panama, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela.
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15/ Consist of all Asian countries other than Bahrain, China People’s Rep of (Mainland), China Republic of (Taiwan), Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Korea(South), Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Syria, Thailand, and the United Arab Emirates.
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16/ Consists of all African countries except Algeria, Egypt, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Libya, Morocco, Nigeria, South Africa, and Congo (Kinshasa).
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17/ Consists of all countries in Oceania except Australia.
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18/ Includes Algeria, Gabon, Libya, and Nigeria.
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19/ Includes Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and United Arab Emirates.
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20/ The countries that comprised this category were not specified in the 1978 survey report.
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21/ Excludes Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan, which are reported separately.
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22/ Separate reporting for Bonaire, Sint Eustatius, and Saba; Curacao; and Sint Maarten began with the 2014 survey. In previous years, these countries were reported together as Netherlands Antilles.
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23/ Separate reporting for Guadeloupe and for Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy began with the 2014 survey. In previous years, entries for Guadeloupe included Saint Martin and Saint Barthelemy.
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24/ Separate reporting for Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia began with the 2014 survey. In previous years, entries for Serbia included Kosovo and Montenegro.
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25/ Separate reporting for Sudan and South Sudan began with the 2014 survey. In previous years, entries for Sudan included South Sudan.
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