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China Holdings Of US Debt Soars

 MAJOR FOREIGN HOLDERS OF TREASURY SECURITIES: Treasury Dept
                                                     (in billions of dollars)
                                                   HOLDINGS 1/ AT END OF PERIOD

                                                                     New 5/  Old 5/
                                                                     Series  Series
                       Dec     Nov     Oct     Sep     Aug     Jul     Jun     Jun     May     Apr     Mar     Feb     Jan     Dec
Country               2010    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010    2010    2009
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China, Mainland      1160.1  1164.1  1175.3  1151.9  1136.8  1115.1  1112.1   843.7   867.7   900.2   895.2   877.5   889.0   894.8
Japan                 882.3   875.9   873.6   860.8   832.5   817.3   799.9   801.2   784.8   793.8   783.3   768.2   765.2   765.7
United Kingdom 2/     272.1   242.5   209.2   190.5   181.0   107.2    94.5   363.7   350.9   321.1   279.0   233.5   208.3   180.3
Oil Exporters 3/      211.9   204.3   207.8   215.4   211.7   209.3   210.2   216.3   228.6   232.9   223.4   211.9   211.9   201.1
Brazil                186.1   189.8   183.0   181.0   170.5   167.7   163.8   158.5   161.5   164.4   164.5   170.9   169.0   169.2
Carib Bnkng Ctrs 4/   168.6   159.3   146.7   157.7   172.6   164.1   178.9   165.9   166.3   153.2   148.2   144.4   143.6   128.2
Taiwan                155.1   154.4   154.5   153.3   153.4   153.8   151.9   128.6   126.2   126.9   124.8   121.4   119.6   116.5
Russia                151.0   167.3   176.3   173.3   173.7   175.7   168.2   123.4   126.8   113.1   120.1   120.2   124.2   141.8
Hong Kong             134.2   134.9   135.2   131.9   133.9   131.2   137.0   141.0   145.7   151.8   150.9   152.4   146.6   148.7
Switzerland           107.0   107.0   107.7   110.0   113.0   111.8   106.5   100.1    84.4    80.0    78.8    81.8    84.4    89.7
Luxembourg             86.4    81.9    78.5    86.1    79.0    98.9    97.6    96.6    75.6    76.9    83.9    77.8    79.1    88.4
Canada                 76.8    76.9    66.2    56.5    44.9    43.0    35.9    93.7    84.8    81.9    77.1    67.1    54.7    52.8
Singapore              72.9    62.2    66.4    56.7    55.4    55.3    53.3    50.5    40.6    42.4    45.5    42.6    41.3    39.2
Germany                60.5    58.6    58.2    57.9    56.8    55.3    52.2    54.0    55.8    54.8    53.7    50.0    49.0    47.8
Thailand               51.9    52.1    52.6    50.4    47.3    40.8    35.7    49.3    46.3    46.9    43.5    42.1    33.3    33.3
Ireland                45.8    50.0    48.9    51.5    49.5    51.1    55.7    48.3    48.0    45.7    43.3    38.7    39.2    43.6
India                  40.5    39.7    40.1    40.0    37.9    38.4    35.4    36.4    29.3    31.0    32.0    31.6    32.7    32.5
Korea                  36.2    39.8    39.4    38.7    39.9    37.6    37.0    38.7    37.8    38.7    40.1    39.8    39.7    40.3
Mexico                 33.5    32.6    34.8    36.8    36.1    33.5    33.1    33.2    34.2    33.1    36.1    33.9    34.4    36.8
Belgium                33.2    33.4    33.4    33.8    51.9    34.3    34.8    17.2    17.6    18.5    17.1    17.0    17.4    17.3
Turkey                 28.9    29.1    27.8    27.8    29.7    26.7    25.7    25.5    27.6    27.9    28.7    27.3    27.5    28.1
Egypt                  26.0    29.8    30.5    30.6    29.2    25.9    25.0    29.4    28.0    21.1    21.4    21.7    19.4    18.9
Poland                 25.5    27.2    28.8    28.4    26.6    24.8    25.7    23.2    23.4    24.6    23.4    22.6    22.3    22.9
Italy                  23.7    23.6    23.7    24.1    23.6    23.2    22.7    20.1    20.8    20.3    20.5    20.9    21.3    21.1
Netherlands            22.7    22.1    22.0    23.1    25.1    24.2    24.7    17.3    17.6    19.6    19.2    20.4    20.7    20.4
Israel                 20.6    20.5    17.9    17.6    16.3    17.9    18.3    18.4    20.1    19.9    22.0    18.9    16.8    13.8
Colombia               20.2    20.3    16.7    16.3    16.5    16.4    16.4    17.0    15.7    15.7    16.2    16.0    16.0    17.3
Philippines            20.1    19.2    18.5    18.5    19.3    20.3    20.0    14.3    14.4    15.0    14.6    12.5    11.3    11.7
Norway                 19.6    19.0    18.0    18.1    17.5    16.3    15.4    16.1    15.2    15.0    14.6    13.6    12.3    12.1
Sweden                 16.8    15.2    16.1    15.4    16.8    17.7    17.6    16.5    13.4    15.3    16.3    16.0    15.7    15.2
France                 15.8    20.9    24.3    23.3    26.1    19.8    24.2    36.0    37.9    40.6    39.8    32.8    36.3    30.5
Australia              14.9    14.9    15.7    18.0    15.5    19.2    18.4    14.5    14.1    17.9    14.4    14.4    15.4    16.3
Chile                  13.9    13.4    13.4    13.0    13.0    13.1    12.0    12.2    12.0    12.0    11.9    12.3    12.5    12.4
Malaysia               11.5    11.7    11.6    11.5    11.7    11.7    11.1    11.1    10.5    10.9    11.0    10.9    11.0    11.7
All Other             193.0   200.5   201.5   204.2   206.7   206.8   199.1   171.1   174.6   168.1   163.4   162.0   161.1   164.3
Grand Total          4439.6  4413.8  4374.3  4324.1  4271.8  4125.3  4069.9  4002.9  3958.3  3951.1  3877.8  3745.4  3702.1  3685.1