19 Feb 2020 12:50

Russia reduces US Treasury holdings by $1.517 bln in Dec for first time in 5 months

WASHINGTON. Feb 19 (Interfax) - Russia reduced its holdings of US Treasuries by $1.517 billion in December 2019, according to Russian Finance Ministry data.

As of the end of December, Russia held UST worth a total of $9.974 billion compared with $11.491 billion in the previous month. The indicator declined for the first time in five months.

Russia's investment in long-term Treasuries increased by $1.291 billion in December to $4.270 billion, while investment in short-term Treasuries fell $2.808 billion to $5.704 billion.