Saudi investments in US Treasury bonds rose to 128.1 billion dollars by the end of July

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Saudi investments in US treasury bills and bonds rose 0.2 percent, equivalent to $0.3 billion, to $128.1 billion (480.4 billion riyals), compared to $127.8 billion (479.3 billion riyals) at the end of the preceding June.
Thus, Saudi Arabia raised its holdings for the second month in a row, and ranked 16th globally among the largest investors in the US debt instrument.
Saudi investments in US treasury bonds, according to Al-Eqtisadiah newspaper, were distributed to 102.2 billion dollars in long-term bonds, representing 80 percent of the total, while about 25.9 billion dollars in short-term bonds constituted 20 percent of the total.
On an annual basis, Saudi Arabia’s balance of US Treasury bonds and bills increased by 2.8 percent ($3.5 billion) at the end of July 2021, compared to its balance at the end of the same month of 2020, which amounted to $124.6 billion.
Since the beginning of 2020, Saudi Arabia’s holdings 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 at the end of March 2020, $ 125.3 billion at the end of April, and $ 123.5 billion at the end of May, before returning to buying last June with an improvement American economic indicators with the gradual opening of the country.
And it returned to selling at the end of July, to reach its investments of 124.6 billion dollars, then it rose to 130 billion dollars at the end of August, then to 131.2 billion dollars at the end of September, then 134.2 billion dollars by the end of October, then to $137.6 billion by the end of November 2020.
before declining to $136.4 billion at the end of December 2020, then to $135.1 billion at the end of January 2021, then to $132.9 billion at the end of February, and then to $130.8 billion at the end of March. Then to 130.3 billion dollars at the end of April, then to 127.3 billion dollars in May, before rising to 127.8 billion dollars in June, and 128.1 billion dollars last July.
And Saudi Arabia’s possession of US treasury bonds and bills decreased by 24.1 percent ($43.4 billion) during 2020, to reach $136.4 billion, compared to its balance at the end of 2019 of $179.8 billion.
Saudi Arabia’s balance 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 by 16.4 percent, equivalent to $24.2 billion, compared to its balance at the end of 2017, which amounted to $147.4 billion.
Economic Reporting Unit





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