Saudi Arabia acquires 52.5% of Arab countries’ investments in American bonds

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Arab countries ’investments in US Treasury bonds and bills by the end of last November amounted to $ 262.1 billion, representing 3.7 per cent of the world’s holdings of the US debt instrument, amounting to about $ 7.054 trillion.
According to the analysis of the unit of reports in Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper, based on US Treasury Department data, 12 Arab countries invested money in US Treasury bonds and bills by the end of last November, with Saudi Arabia being the first, which acquired the lion’s share with a share of 52.5 percent, and about 2 percent of Worldwide investments in the US debt instrument.
Saudi Arabia’s investments in US Treasury bills and bonds rose for the fourth consecutive month to $ 137.6 billion (516 billion riyals) at the end of last November, compared to $ 134.2 billion (503.3 billion riyals) by the end of October 2020, up 2.5 percent, equivalent to about $ 3.4 billion, advanced. To the 14th in the world among the major investors in the US debt instrument instead of the 15th.
Kuwait came in second place in the Arab world with investments amounting to 46.1 billion dollars, representing 17.6 percent of Arab investments, 0.7 percent of the world’s investments, and the UAE with investments amounting to 36.8 billion dollars, representing 14 percent of Arab investments, and 0.5 percent. Percent of the world’s investment.
Fourth, Iraq with investments amounting to 19.8 billion dollars, representing 7.5 percent of Arab investments, 0.3 percent of world investments, then Oman with investments of $ 5.7 billion, representing 2.2 percent of Arab investments, and 0.1 percent of countries’ investments. the world.
In sixth place comes Qatar, with investments amounting to 7.8 billion dollars, representing 3 percent of Arab investments, 0.11 percent of world countries’ investments, then Morocco with investments amounting to four billion dollars, representing 1.5 percent of Arab investments, and 0.06 percent Percent of the world’s investments.
Egypt was ranked eighth, with investments amounting to $ 2.2 billion, representing 0.9 percent of Arab investments, 0.03 percent of world countries’ investments, then Bahrain with investments amounting to $ 886 million, representing 0.3 percent of Arab investments, and 0.01 percent of Arab investments. Worldwide investments.
Tenth, Algeria came with investments amounting to 681 million dollars, representing 0.3 percent of Arab investments and 0.01 percent of world investments.
Mauritania ranked 11th, with investments amounting to $ 536 million, representing 0.2% of Arab investments and 0.01% of world countries ’investments.
Finally, Lebanon came with investments amounting to two million dollars, representing 0.001% of Arab investments, and 0.00003% of the world’s investments.
Arab and Saudi investments are in Treasury bonds only, and do not include other investments in securities, assets and cash in the US dollar.Saudi possession
Saudi Arabia’s investments in US Treasury bonds were distributed to $ 105.6 billion in long-term bonds “representing 77 percent of the total,” while about $ 32 billion in short-term bonds, which accounted for 23 percent of the total.
On an annual basis, Saudi Arabia’s balance of US Treasury bonds and bills decreased by 23.4 percent ($ 42.1 billion) at the end of November 2020, compared to its balance at the end of the same month of 2019 of $ 179.7 billion.
Since the beginning of 2020, Saudi Arabia’s possession of US Treasury bonds and bills increased from $ 179.8 billion in December 2019 to $ 182.9 billion at the end of January 2020, and then to $ 184.4 billion at the end of February.
While it began to decline to 159.1 billion dollars at the end of March, 125.3 billion dollars at the end of April, and 123.5 billion dollars by the end of May, before returning to buying last June with the improvement of US economic indicators with the gradual opening of the country.
It sold back at the end of July, to reach its investments to 124.6 billion dollars, then rose to 130 billion dollars by the end of August, then to 131.2 billion dollars at the end of September, 134.2 billion dollars at the end of October, and then to 137.6 billion dollars by the end of November.
Saudi investments are in treasury bonds and bills only, and do not include other investments in securities, assets and cash in dollars in the United States.
Saudi Arabia’s balance of US Treasury bonds and bills increased during 2019 by about 4.8 percent, equivalent to $ 8.2 billion, compared to its balance at the end of 2018 of $ 171.6 billion.
During 2018, Saudi Arabia raised its balance of US Treasury bonds 16.4 percent, equivalent to $ 24.2 billion, compared to its balance at the end of 2017 of $ 147.4 billion.
Economic Reports Unit





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