Net Foreign Purchases for January decreased to $51.5 billion, following a December decrease of $65.9 billion from $85.1 billion in November. Foreign purchases of US securities came in at net $32.5 billion compared with net buying of $49.7 billion the previous month. China, the biggest foreign holder of U.S. Treasuries, saw its portfolio fall by $5.4 billion to $1.15 trillion in January while Japan, the second-largest holder, increased its holdings by $3.6 billion to $885.9 billion.
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