The US Treasury announced that Iraq’s holdings of US bonds decreased by one billion dollars to reach 17.954 billion dollars during the month of September.
The Treasury said in its table, that “Iraq’s possession of US Treasury bonds for the month of September decreased by nearly one billion dollars, by 5.18%, to reach 17.954 billion dollars, after it was 18.934 billion dollars in the month of August,” indicating that “these bonds are still higher than The month of December of the year 2020 increased by 4% when Iraq’s holdings of bonds amounted to 17.1 billion dollars.
And she added, “Iraqi bonds, including long-term guarantees of $8.578 billion and short-term guarantees of $9.376 billion,” noting that these bonds represent 6.7% of Arab countries’ investments in US bonds and 0.2% of world bonds.
In the Arab world, Saudi Arabia is at the forefront of the most possessing countries, with a value of 124.3 billion dollars, followed by the UAE with 58 billion dollars, Kuwait third with 46.3 billion dollars, then Iraq fourth, Oman fifth with 5.4 billion dollars, then Morocco with 3.8 billion dollars.
She pointed out that “the most countries in possession of US bonds are Japan, with a value of 1.299 trillion dollars, followed by China, with a rate of 1.047 trillion dollars, followed by Britain, with a value of 566 billion dollars.”