As the discussions on the debt ceiling in US continue and the Credit Rating Agencies mull on the downgrade of the US debt let’s go through the major US Treasury holders.
The major US treasury holders end of May 2011 are as below :
China Mainland – 1159.80 Billion USD – It is app. 26% of the total treasury holdings by foreigners.
Japan – The second largest holder of US treasury holds 912.4 Billion USD. Yesterday the dollar has fallen against the Yen to 77.60 its lowest level since its all time low of 76.25 on 17 March. The stronger yen will affect the export driven economy to a great extent.
United Kingdom (incl. Channel Islands and Isle of Man) - 346.5 billion USD.
Oil Exporters (incl. Ecuador, Venezuela, Indonesia, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait,Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Gabon, Libya, and Nigeria) – 229.8 Billion USD
Brazil – 211.40 Billion USD
Taiwan – 153.4 Billion USD
Carib Bnkng Ctrs (Caribbean Banking Centers include Bahamas, Bermuda,Cayman Islands, Netherlands Antilles and Panama. Beginning with new series for June 2006, also includes British Virgin Islands.) – 148.3 Billion USD
Hong Kong – 121.9 Billion USD
Russia – 115.2 Billion USD
Switzerland – 108.2 Billion USD
Canada – 90.7 Billion USD
Luxembourg – 68 Billion USD
Germany – 61.2 Billion USD
Thailand – 59.8 Billion USD
Singapore – 57.4 Billion USD
India – 41.0 Billion USD
Source : Department of the Treasury/Federal Reserve Board
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