US bond holdings rise to 7.714 trillion dollars


The total value of global investments in US Treasury bills and bonds until the end of February rose by 1.1 percent to $7.714 trillion.

This compares to 7.662 trillion in the previous January.


According to the US Treasury data survey released on Friday, Japan topped holders of US bonds with 1.306 trillion dollars in February, compared to 1.303 trillion dollars in January.

In second place, China ranked 1.055 trillion dollars at the end of last February, compared to 1.060 trillion dollars compared to January.

China has been the largest investor in US Treasuries for years, but has been outpaced by Japan as of June 2019.

And that’s after a trade war wrecked the economic relations between the United States and China.

In third place came the United Kingdom, with investments of $625.2 billion, compared to 608.8 billion, and fourth, Ireland, with $314.8 billion, compared to 308.3 billion, on a monthly basis.


Luxembourg ranked fifth, with 314 billion dollars, compared to 310.8 billion dollars.