Saudi Arabia raises its investment in US Treasuries to 149 billion in November 2017

Saudi Arabia raised its investments in US Treasuries and Treasuries to 149 billion by the end of November 2017, compared with 145.2 billion riyals at the end of October of the same year, up 2.6 percent and 3.8 billion dollars in a month.

According to an analysis of the Economic Reports Unit of Al-Eqtisadiah, which was based on US Treasury data, Saudi Arabia’s balance of US Treasuries increased by 48.9 per cent and $ 48.9 billion by the end of November 2016, Billion dollar.

The analysis showed that Saudi Arabia’s balance at the end of November 2017 was the highest since the US Treasury Department began announcing detailed data in March 2016. Saudi Arabia bought US $ 5.8 billion in US Treasury bonds last October. Saudi Arabia’s investments in treasury bonds only, and does not include Saudi Arabia’s other investments in US securities, assets and cash.

SR 19.12 billion Saudi direct investments abroad in a year

The value of Saudi direct investments abroad by the end of the second quarter of the year 2017 amounted to about 314.14 billion riyals, which represents 9.3 per cent of the total assets of Saudi Arabia of 3.4 trillion riyals by the end of the first half of 2017.

According to an analysis of the unit of reports in the newspaper “economic” based on data from the Ministry of Finance and the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency “SAMA”, since the beginning of 2015 the Saudi government to increase the value of direct investments abroad, where the percentage of Saudi direct investment abroad of its total assets By the end of 2014 about 4.2 per cent.

And gradually increased to 6.3 per cent by the end of 2015, to reach 8.1 per cent by the end of the first half of 2016 and 9.3 per cent by the end of the first half of 2017.

“Direct investments abroad” are defined as international capital movements that seek to establish, develop, maintain or establish foreign affiliates. It is also known as “foreign direct investment”, a measure of the ownership of foreign productive assets, such as factories, mines and land.

The rise in global foreign investment rates can be seen as an indicator of increased economic globalization and integration or global economic integration.
Saudi Arabia’s direct investments abroad by the end of the second quarter of 2017 increased by 6.5 percent to SAR 19.12 billion from SAR 295.02 billion at the end of the second quarter of 2016.

It also increased during the second quarter of 2017 by 3.5 per cent to Rls 10.61 billion. The value of Saudi direct investments abroad at the end of the first quarter of 2017 was about Rls 303.52 billion.

It also grew by 3.8 per cent to Rls 11.63 billion since the beginning of 2017. It was valued at 302.51 billion riyals at the end of the previous year.

Saudi Arabia’s direct investments abroad have risen by the end of the second quarter of 2017 to their highest levels during the period from 2007 to the end of the second quarter of 2017, ie over 11 and a half years.

The value of Saudi foreign investments from the end of 2007 to the end of the first half of 2017 increased by four times by 391 per cent and doubled from the first half of 2012 until the first half of 2017 by 171 per cent twice.

Saudi Arabia ranks 12th among top US Treasury investors at $ 143.6 billion

Saudi Arabia was the 12th largest investor in US Treasuries by the end of January, with $ 143.6 billion.

Saudi Arabia came after China, Japan, Ireland, Brazil, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the Cayman Islands, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Taiwan and India.

According to an analysis by the Economic Reports Unit of Al-Eqtisadiah, which was based on US Treasury data, Saudi Arabia’s stock of US Treasuries increased by 28 percent to 31.3 billion dollars at the end of January, compared with a total of 112.3 million at the end of January 2017. Billion dollar.

Saudi Arabia’s balance of $ 147.6 billion at the end of November 2017 was the highest since the US Treasury Department began announcing detailed data in March 2016.

Saudi Arabia cut its US Treasuries and Treasuries to 143.6 billion by the end of January 2018, from 147.4 billion riyals at the end of December 2017, down 2.6 percent and 3.8 billion dollars in a month.

In 2017, Saudi Arabia bought US $ 9.5 billion in US Treasury bonds, the highest monthly purchases since the US Treasury Department began releasing detailed data for countries.

Saudi investments in treasury bonds only, and do not include Saudi Arabia’s other investments in securities, assets and cash in US dollars.