BUSINESS China remains largest foreign holder of US Treasuries

BUSINESS

China remains largest foreign holder of US Treasuries

Xinhua

09:22, May 16, 2019

WASHINGTON, May 15 (Xinhua) -- China's holdings of US Treasuries decreased to 1.121 trillion US dollars in March after a three-month rising streak, according to the data released Monday by the US Department of the Treasury.

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Still the largest foreign holder of US Treasuries, China held 1.131 trillion dollars of US Treasuries in February, a slight increase from a month earlier.

Japan's holdings of US Treasuries increased to 1.078 trillion dollars in March, up from the 1.072 trillion dollars in February.

Combined, China and Japan hold more than one third of the total foreign holdings of US Treasuries.

Aggregating net foreign acquisitions of long-term securities, short-term US securities and banking flows, the result was a 8.1-billion-dollar net foreign outflow of US securities in March, the data showed.  

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