Monday, April 16, 2012

Major Foreign Holders of US Treasuries

Treasury released TIC data for February today, which includes the most recent report on foreign holdings of US Treasuries.  Below is the full table since July of last year.  It shows that China is still the largest holder of treasuries, but have sold $136 Billion, or 10%, of their holdings since July of last year. In total, foreigners own $5.1T worth of Federal debt, or 47% of all publicly traded debt.  The Fed owns another $1.6T worth, meaning that the Fed and foreigners combined hold 65% of all publicly traded government debt.

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