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Major Foreign Holders of Treasury Securities

Billions – US Dollars

Nov Oct Sep Aug Jul Jun May Apr Mar Feb Jan Dec Nov
Country 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010
China, Mainland 1132.6 1134.1 1148.3 1137 1173.5 1165.5 1159.8 1152.5 1144.9 1154.1 1154.7 1160.1 1164.1
Japan 1038.9 979 956.8 936.6 914.8 911.1 912.4 906.7 908.1 890.4 886 882.3 875.9
United Kingdom 2/ 429.4 411.2 421.6 397.2 353.4 347.6 344.9 333.7 325.8 295.8 277.5 270.4 242.5
Oil Exporters 3/ 232 226.2 229.9 236.3 234.4 233.1 230 221.6 222.5 219 215.5 211.9 204.3
Brazil 206.4 209.1 206.2 210 210 207.1 211.4 206.9 193.5 194.3 191.2 186.1 189.8
Carib Bnkng Ctrs 4/ 185.3 175.2 172.9 161.2 128.7 147.1 154 140.8 155.4 168.6 165.3 168.4 158.8
Taiwan 149.6 150.1 149.3 150.3 154.3 153.4 153.5 154.6 156.1 156 157.3 155.1 154.4
Switzerland 113.9 131.7 146.1 147.5 108.4 108 108.3 106.2 108.8 107.7 106.1 106.8 106.8
Hong Kong 105.3 110.7 109 107.9 111.9 118.4 121.6 121.9 121.6 123.9 127.6 134.2 134.9
Russia 89.7 92.1 94.6 97.1 100.7 110.7 115.2 125.4 127.8 130.5 139.3 151 167.3
Canada 88.4 86.1 84.8 82.6 83.5 81.6 87.9 85.2 90.1 89.5 83.7 75.3 75.6
Luxembourg 72.9 72.3 73.7 62 61.4 69 66.7 76.2 79.8 77.2 79.1 86.4 81.9
Singapore 63.1 63.7 63.5 58.3 63 61.7 57.1 59.8 55.1 65.1 55.8 72.9 62.2
Thailand 62 55.9 55 54.5 65.2 62.6 59.8 60.7 57.1 57.6 56.5 52 52.2
Germany 60.7 60.9 58.9 60.2 61.2 62 61.2 61.3 59.8 58.3 61 60.5 58.6
France 46.9 48 43.9 29 22.5 22.4 23.6 20.3 17.7 30.2 30.2 15 20.1
Ireland 41.3 37.9 34 33.6 34.3 36.1 33.5 40 43.8 41.8 44.2 45.8 50
Turkey 39.4 39.7 39.9 39.2 41.9 41.9 39.3 37.9 36.2 34.3 32.9 28.9 29.1
Korea, South 37.1 37.8 33.6 32.4 29.4 29.9 32.5 30.8 32.5 31.2 31.9 36.2 39.8
Belgium 36.9 36.1 35.8 31.8 31.3 33.6 31.4 31.6 32.2 31.9 32.1 33.2 33.4
India 33.7 35.5 36.5 37.7 37.9 38.9 41 42.1 39.8 40.3 40.6 40.5 39.7
Chile 28.3 28.1 25.6 25.2 22.7 23.1 21.9 18.6 16.7 16 15 13.9 13.4
Mexico 27.5 26.8 27.1 28 29.1 29.3 27.7 26.7 28.1 34.6 34.5 33.6 32.6
Poland 25.3 26.1 27.1 28.7 29.3 28.5 27.9 27.4 28.4 27.3 26.3 25.5 27.2
Philippines 24.9 25.5 25.5 25.1 25.1 22.7 23.8 24.1 23.4 22.7 22.8 20.1 19.2
Italy 23.9 24.2 24.4 23.7 24.3 23.7 25.4 24.8 24.2 24.3 24.6 23.7 23.6
Norway 23.2 19.9 22.6 22 17.6 20.4 21.1 21.1 21.4 20.8 19.4 19.6 19
Netherlands 22.2 22.5 23.4 22.6 23.2 23.7 23.8 23.7 25.3 25.1 25.4 22.7 22.1
Sweden 21.1 21.5 21.6 21.3 21.3 21.3 20.9 21.4 21.3 17.7 17 16.8 15.2
Colombia 19.9 21.7 21.3 21 20 20.1 19.9 19.8 20.2 20.1 19.8 20.2 20.3
Malaysia 15.2 14.4 13.7 13.4 13.3 12 12.7 12.2 11.2 11.3 11.3 11.5 11.7
Israel 14.8 14.7 15.7 18.3 17.2 18.3 19.1 19.3 18.9 19.8 19.9 20.6 20.5
Australia 14.1 14.7 13.4 11.6 13.1 14 12.4 13.1 10.3 12.6 14.6 14.9 14.9
Spain 11.5 9.3 8.2 8.1 9.1 7.2 7.5 7.3 8.1 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.4
All Other 213.3 208 203.3 206.8 201.8 205.2 208.4 211.4 207.4 204 206.6 210.8 222.1
Grand Total 4750.9 4670.8 4667 4578.3 4489 4511.1 4517.8 4487.1 4473.6 4462.4 4433.7 4435.6 4411.4
Of which:                          
For. Official 3271.2 3243.2 3261.8 3245 3237.6 3242.6 3240.9 3217.8 3182.9 3193 3184 3189.3 3212.4
Treasury Bills 379 374.6 387.3 409.2 392.3 411.1 423.2 421.7 414.9 432.4 438.9 462.3 499.2
T-Bonds & Notes 2892.2 2868.6 2874.5 2835.7 2845.3 2831.4 2817.7 2796.1 2768 2760.6 2745.1 2727 2713.2

Source: Department of the Treasury & Federal Reserve Board
January 18, 2012

1/ Estimated foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury marketable and non-marketable bills, bonds, and notes
reported under the Treasury International Capital (TIC) reporting system are based on annual
Surveys of Foreign Holdings of U.S. Securities and on monthly data.
2/ United Kingdom includes Channel Islands and Isle of Man.
3/ Oil exporters include Ecuador, Venezuela, Indonesia, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar,
Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Gabon, Libya, and Nigeria.
4/ Caribbean Banking Centers include Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Netherlands Antilles and Panama.
Beginning with new series for June 2006, also includes British Virgin Islands.

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