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Japan was the top holder of US Treasuries in December, with nearly $1.13 trillion.
  • The Kingdom maintained 16th place among the largest holders of US treasury securities for December.
  • Saudi Arabia’s holdings of US Treasuries were distributed among long-term and short-term bonds.

ABU DHABI, UAE – Saudi Arabia’s holdings of US Treasuries reached US$131.9 billion in December 2023, up $3.8 billion month-on-month, new data released by the US Treasury showed.

The Kingdom maintained 16th place among the largest holders of US treasury securities for the month. 

Saudi Arabia’s holdings of US Treasuries were distributed among long-term bonds worth $107.7 billion.

These account for 82 percent of the total, and short-term bonds worth $24.2 billion, accounting for 18 percent.

Japan was the top holder of US Treasuries in December, with nearly $1.13 trillion.

China came in second with $816.3 billion while the UK came third with US$753 billion.