The Gulf countries acquired 2.97% of global investments in US Treasury bonds at the end of last October, holding $227.2 billion, ranking 12th among the world’s largest investors.
Saudi Arabia’s share amounted to 51.3% of Gulf investments ($116.5 billion), followed by the UAE with 23.3% ($53 billion).
And thirdly, Kuwait came with a share of 20.2% ($46 billion), and Qatar with 2.7% ($6.2 billion).
It was succeeded by Oman, with a share of 2.2% of the holdings of the Gulf states, “5.1 billion dollars,” and finally Bahrain 0.2%, with investments of 410 million dollars, according to the Saudi economic newspaper.
Japan topped the world’s largest investors in US Treasury bonds, with its holdings of $1320.4 billion, followed by China, $1065.4 billion, the United Kingdom, $579.8 billion, Ireland, $324.3 billion, and Luxembourg, $314.3 billion.
Sixth: Switzerland $291.8 billion, then the Cayman Islands $257.7 billion, Brazil $247.7 billion, Taiwan $242.4 billion, France $239.6 billion, then Hong Kong in 11th place with $233.4 billion.
Saudi investments in US treasury bills and bonds decreased by 6.3%, equivalent to $7.8 billion, to reach $116.5 billion (436.9 billion riyals), compared to $124.3 billion (466.1 billion riyals) at the end of September. preceded him.
Saudi Arabia maintained its 17th rank globally among the largest investors in the US debt instrument.
Saudi investments in US treasury bonds were distributed to $99.4 billion in long-term bonds, representing 85% of the total, while about $17.1 billion in short-term bonds constituted 15% of the total.
On an annual basis, Saudi Arabia’s balance of US treasury bonds and bills decreased by 13.2 percent ($17.7 billion) at the end of October 2021, compared to its balance at the end of the same month of 2020, which amounted to $134.2 billion.