Russia’s investments in U.S. government securities were almost flat in June compared with the previous month at $2.005 bln (up by $1 mln), according to the files released by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
In February such investments were estimated at $3.753 bln, in March and April - at $2.003 bln, whereas in May - at $2.004 bln. Long-term bonds amounted to $4 mln in June ($1 mln higher than in May), whereas short-term bonds equaled $2.001 bln (flat).
Russia began to sharply reduce investments in the U.S. public debt in the spring of 2018. Particularly, in April 2018 they dropped from $96 bln to $48.7 bln, and in May - to $14.9 bln.
Japan remained the largest holder of U.S. government securities this June with roughly $1.2 trillion, followed by China ($967.8 bln), and the UK ($615.4 bln).