Russia portfolio of U.S. securities in December 2012 amounted to 157.6 billion U.S. dollars, an increase of $ 8.6 billion less than in November of the same year, as suggested by data published by the U.S. Treasury Department on Friday.
However, Russia remains in eighth place in the list of the largest buyers of U.S. Treasury bonds. However, the gap between the seventh-ranked Switzerland increased, and with going to the ninth position of Luxembourg — declined.
In general, foreign buyers have increased their holdings of securities in the United States last December compared with November, up 0.3%. Now there are a total of 5.56 trillion dollars.
Leaders in the list remained the same. Occupying the first place, China has increased its stake by 1.7%, bringing it to $ 1.2 trillion, and running in second place Japan raised investment by 0.2% to 1.12 trillion, according to ITAR-TASS.