Table K.—Foreign Official and Private Holdings of U.S. Treasury Securities by Country, as of December 31, 1996

[Billions of dollars]

Total holdings 1,109.5
1 Japan 276.0
2 United Kingdom 188.5
3 Germany 72.1
4 Netherlands Antilles 63.2
5 Peoples Republic of China 46.6
6 Spain 45.5
7 Singapore 38.5
8 Hong Kong 33.2
9 Taiwan 31.7
10 Middle Eastern oil-exporters 31.5