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See the FCRS Data Reporting Guide (PDF document) on how to query and retrieve data from the Foreign Credit Data section of this site.

The Foreign Credit Reporting System (FCRS) web site displays data compiled by the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Treasury) from the U.S. foreign credit agencies. The agencies are:
  • The U.S. Agency for International Development
  • The Export-Import Bank of the U.S.
  • The Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture (under the Commercial Credit Corporation and Public Law 480)
  • The U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Transportation
  • The Financial Management Service of Treasury.
The U.S. foreign credit agencies are responsible for their data.

The data are collected with 45 days after the end of each quarter and then, after editing, made available to government analysts and the general public. Once a year, a printed report is prepared that summarizes all credit exposure information held by FCRS as of December 31 of the most recent calendar year. There are now 16 such reports stored as PDF documents on the FCRS website. The reports provide information on outstanding loans, guarantees, and insurance contracts. Volume 1 of the report is a summary analysis of the data and is available in PDF format. Volume 2 is also available in PDF format. Both are on a calendar year basis.

There are additional reports available in the Public Reports section. A number of these documents provide more information on U.S. international debt policy and U.S. debt reduction activities and programs. Many of the reports cover activities during the fiscal year of the U.S. (October 1 of one calendar year to September 30 of the next calendar year). It may be helpful to make a copy of the Glossary for a better understanding of the terminology used in the Documents.

The terms used to describe foreign credit data have specific meanings that are technical in nature. Definitions for the terms are located in the Glossary section of the web site. Many of the definitions have been defined by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, other international organizations, or the U.S. Treasury Department and the U.S. foreign credit agencies.

There are a number of frequently asked questions about the FCRS and foreign credit data. A Q & A section has been created to answer the questions. Site users may have additional questions that are not listed in the section. Site users may ask the questions by using the Feedback section of the web site.

The Related Sites section of the web site provides links to other web sites that might be of interest to the FCRS site user. Please note that each of the sites operates under the site owner�s security, accessibility, and privacy standards and policies. Once the site users leave the FCRS site, they are subject to the standards and policies of the new site.
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