Foreign holdings of US Treasuries hit record high; Japan holdings rise, data shows

June 07, 2024

By Gertrude Chavez-DreyfussNEW YORK (Reuters) - Foreign holdings of U.S. Treasuries surged to a record in February, its fifth straight monthly rise, Treasury Department data released on Wednesday showed. Holdings of Treasuries grew the most in Belgium, by $27 billion, to hit $320 billion. In September and October 2022, Japan's Treasury holdings declined $131.6 billion from $1.196 trillion in August. China's pile of Treasuries also fell in February to $775 billion, data showed. Britain listed its Treasury holdings at $700.8 billion, up about $9 billion from January.