65% of Gulf investments in US bonds to Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia continued to raise its investments in US treasury bonds during the month of January 2020 for the third month in a row, recording its highest level in 5 months, recording $ 182.9 billion in January 2020 compared to about $ 181.5 billion in September 2019. And it acquired about 65.5% of the total investments of countries The Gulf of American bonds, which reached about 278.912 billion dollars, at the end of last January.Possession of the kingdom

“Al-Watan” monitoring of Saudi possession of bonds, according to the monthly data of the American Treasury, showed that the Kingdom’s possession of bonds increased by 12% during last January on an annual basis. It reached $ 182.9 billion, compared to $ 163.3 billion in the corresponding month of 2019.

Increase investments

The Kingdom continued to raise its investments in US bonds by the end of last January for the third month in a row, recording the highest level in 5 months since it reached $ 183.8 billion in August 2019.

On a monthly basis, Saudi investments in US treasury bonds increased 1.7% compared to December, which amounted to 179.8 billion dollars, an increase of $ 3.1 billion, reaching 182.9 billion dollars.

The 12th in the world

Saudi Arabia ranked 12th globally in the list of largest investors in US bonds by the end of January, which Japan exported with investments of 1211.7 billion dollars, followed by China with 1078.6 billion dollars.

Total bond

By the end of January 2020, total US bonds rose by 8.4% year-on-year, and an increase of $ 532.4 billion to reach $ 6857 billion, compared to $ 6324.6 billion in the corresponding month of 2019.

High investments of the Gulf countries

In the Arab world, Saudi Arabia came first, followed by Kuwait with investments in US bonds with a value of $ 41.9 billion, then the UAE with about $ 39.8 billion.

The countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council continued to raise their investments in US treasury bills and bonds for the third month in a row by 0.58% at the end of last January, after raising them in December and November 2019. According to the data of the US Treasury, the investments of the Gulf Cooperation Council countries with US treasury bills and bonds About 278.912 billion dollars, at the end of last January, compared to about 277.285 billion dollars in December 2019.

The world’s first

Globally, the US Treasury Department data released yesterday revealed that Japan raised its holdings of US bonds last January to the level of $ 1.212 trillion, compared to $ 1.154 trillion in December 2019.

And China, which ranked second, increased its holdings of American debt during January at the level of 1.078 trillion dollars, compared to 1.069 trillion dollars in the previous month.

The United Kingdom, which placed third in its holdings of US debt during January, raised the level to $ 372.7 billion, compared to $ 332.6 trillion in the previous month.

The investments of Brazil and Ireland, which ranked fourth and fifth in the possession of American bonds, reached 283.3 billion dollars for the first and 271.4 billion dollars for the second, respectively.

Saudi investments in American bonds during the last 6 months

August

$ 183.8 billion

September

$ 181.5 billion

October

178.9 billion dollars

Nov

$ 179.7 billion

Dec

179.8 billion dollars

January 2020

182.9 billion







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