Russia has reduced investment in US treasuries

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotoracconti ruble. Archival photoRussia has reduced investment in US treasuries© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The Russian Federation in February 2018 continued to reduce the amount of assets denominated in US treasuries, their value fell by $ 3.1 billion – to 93.8 billion, follows from the updated data of the U.S. Treasury.

The Russian Federation still holds a 16 row among holders of US treasuries, behind South Korea, which of these securities in the amount of 101.3 billion.

The largest holder of that asset remains China. He is now of these securities 1,176 trillion dollars. Compared to January, the China has increased the number of these securities on its balance sheet at $ 6.5 billion. And as a result, its gap with Japan, which is now on the second line of this list has increased. Japan, conversely, got rid of the Treasury securities the U.S. Treasury $ 6 billion and is the holder of the bonds 1,059 trillion dollars.

All governments around the world have accumulated us Treasury securities by 6.91 trillion dollars. This is 31 billion more than in January 2018.