Foreign holdings of US Treasury securities rise in September

AP News
Posted: Nov 17, 2015 4:16 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasury securities edged up slightly in September even though holdings by China and Japan, the two largest foreign owners of Treasury debt, both fell.

The Treasury Department says total holdings of U.S. government bonds by foreigners edged up a slight 0.05 percent to $6.1 trillion in September. The increase came after a 0.3 percent drop in August.

China trimmed its holdings by 1 percent to $1.26 trillion. Japan, the No. 2 holder of Treasury securities, reduced its holdings by 1.7 percent to $1.18 trillion.