Russian investments in US securities as of August 2018 have fallen to just $14 billion from $180 billion back in 2011. From one of the top holders of the US debt, Moscow became the 54th largest holder.
Russia started actively dropping its share in the US dept earlier in 2018. This “accidentially” took place amid the growth of tensions between Washington and Moscow.
China and Japan, which are currently the largest investors in US debt, have also cut their holdings. The Chinese share dropped to $1.165 trillion in August from $1.171 trillion in July. This was the third consecutive month of declines.
At the same time, The Japanese share is the lowest since October 2011 – $1.029 trillion in August.
Turkey and India are also activing in the same direction. Turkey has dropped out of the top-30 list of holders of the US debt, while India has been liquidating its investment for five consecutive months to $140 billion in August.