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Data Digest: China's holdings of U.S. Treasuries up slightly

Report: Treasury International Capital

The numbers: China, the largest holder of U.S. Treasury debt, increased its holdings in July for the first time in two month for a total of $846.7 billion. That is an increase of 0.4 percent from June, following declines of 2.7 percent from May to June and 3.6 percent from April to May.

Quick take: At a time when the U.S. government has a record deficit, demand for U.S. debt remains strong. With China gradually reducing its holdings, there were fears about America's biggest creditor moving out of dollars.


What it means for you:
If foreign demand wanes, it could spur higher interest rates in the United States.

Data source: Treasury Department

By Washington Post editors  |  September 16, 2010; 9:55 AM ET
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