(Yicai) Nov. 17 -- China, the United States’ second-largest creditor, reduced its holdings of US Treasury Bonds for the sixth consecutive month in September to a new lowest since May 2009, according to the latest official data.
China cut its ownership of US Treasuries by USD27.3 billion to USD778.1 billion in September from the previous month, according to data released yesterday by the US Department of Treasury.
China reduced its holdings for seven straight months until February, increased them by USD20.3 billion in March, and then resumed shrinking them in April. China’s holdings have been below the threshold of USD1 trillion since April last year.
Japan and the UK, the US’ biggest and third-biggest creditors, also cut their holdings of US Treasuries in September, with their ownership down by USD28.5 billion and USD29.2 billion to USD1.1 trillion and USD668.9 billion, respectively.
Net acquisitions of US short- and long-term securities and bank flows stood at USD67.4 billion in September, according to the US Department of Treasury. Among them, net outflows of private and official funds were USD62.1 billion and USD5.3 billion, respectively.
Editor: Futura Costaglione