June 15 (Reuters) - Foreigners in April bought the smallest amount of long-term U.S. securities in four months, data from the U.S. Treasury Department showed on Thursday.
Offshore investors purchased $1.8 billion in long-term U.S. assets in April, down sharply from the revised $59.7 billion they bought the prior month.
They were net buyers of U.S. assets with the inclusion of shorter-dated securities, totaling $65.8 billion in April, more than the revised $9.3 billion in net purchases in March. The latest amount was the most they purchased since January’s $121.4 billion.
Meanwhile, foreign investors sold $22.53 billion in Treasuries in April, the most since October. This compared with $24.39 billion they bought in March. (Reporting by Richard Leong; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)