The volume of Russian investments in American government securities in October exceeded $6 billion, according to the published documents of the US Treasury Department on December 15.
It follows from the documents that Russia’s investments in September amounted to $5.96 billion. In October, they amounted to $6.1 billion. At the same time, investments in long-term liabilities amounted to $2.6 billion, and short-term — $3.5 billion. In September, these values were $3, 4 billion, and $2.5 billion, respectively.
Recall that in the first half of 2018, Russia began to sharply reduce the volume of its investments in the US national debt. In the period from late March to early June, the volume of investments decreased from $96 billion to $14.9 billion.
Since August 2019, the volume of investments in American securities began to grow again from $9.3 billion to $12.58 billion at the end of February 2020. In the period from March to June 2020, the volume of investments decreased to $5.39 billion.
Note also that the largest holders of US government securities are Japan and China. The volume of their investments is $1.26 trillion and $1.05 trillion, respectively.