The U.S. Department of the Treasury's October report on net Treasury international capital flows revealed an inflow of $151.2 billion in October compared to an outflow of $42.6 billion in the prior month.
The data for October show that net foreign private inflows were $154.8 billion while net foreign official outflows stood at $3.7 billion.
Net foreign purchases of long-term securities totaled $23.2 billion. Foreign residents increased their holdings of long-term U.S. securities with net purchases worth $7.5 billion, while U.S. residents decreased their holdings of long-term foreign securities with net sales of $15.7 billion.
Foreign resident holdings of U.S. Treasury bills rose by $33 billion, while foreign resident holdings of all dollar-denominated short-term U.S. securities and other custody liabilities climbed by $47.6 billion.
Banks' net dollar-denominated liabilities to foreign residents rose by $95.7 billion in October.