(Yicai Global) July 19 -- As the second-biggest bearer of US bonds, China's holdings of US debt rose USD10 billion from a month ago to USD1.1 trillion in May, marking the fourth consecutive monthly increase, data from the US Treasury Department showed yesterday.
Japan, the top foreign owner of US debt, raised its holdings moderately to USD1.11 trillion, according to data. Foreign holdings of Treasury securities increased USD49.9 billion to USD6.12 trillion in May, with the top two holders accounting for more than one-third of the total. Of total holdings abroad, foreign governments owned USD585 billion (CNY3.94 trillion).
Net foreign purchases of long-term securities were USD91.9 billion in May, up from USD9.7 billion in April, the US Treasury report said. Total international capital inflow was USD57.3 billion in May, up from USD74.4 billion in April, per the report.