U.S. National Debt Clock May 2016





An Overview of the United States National Debt

The Current Outstanding Public Debt of the United States is:

$19,187,387,483,983.37

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 4th, 2016


Every man, woman and child in the United States currently owes $63,153 for their share of the U.S. public debt






Public Debt: $13,841,194,733,299.04
Intragovernmental Holdings: $5,346,192,750,684.33

Total U.S. National Debt: $19,187,387,483,983.37


Question: Who owns the public debt?

Answer: Mutual funds, pension funds, foreign governments, foreign investors, American investors, etc.

Which Foreign governments own the most U.S. debt?

Answer: Here is the Top 10 (as of Oct/2015)

1. China, Mainland, $1254.8 billion dollars
2. Japan, $1149.2 billion dollars
3. Carib Bkg Ctrs, $322.0 billion dollars
4. Oil Exporters*, $291.4 billion dollars
5. Brazil, $255.0 billion dollars
6. Ireland, $232.9 billion dollars
7. Switzerland, $225.6 billion dollars
8. United Kingdom, $210.6 billion dollars
9. Hong Kong, $197.0 billion dollars
10. Luxembourg, $188.2 billion dollars

*Includes oil exporting countries such as Saudi Arabia and Iran

**includes countries such as Bermuda and the Cayman Islands

Of the $5.1 trillion dollars of US debt that is owned by foreign governments, China and Japan own nearly half, as evidenced by this chart:




Growth of US Debt Over Past 50 Years

Current: $19,187,387,483,983.37
2010: $13,178,317,356,215.73
2004: $7,379,052,696,330.32
1999: $5,656,270,901,615.43
1994: $4,692,749,910,013.32
1989: $2,857,430,960,187.32
1984: $1,572,266,000,000.00
1979: $826,519,000,000.00
1974: $475,059,815,731.55
1969: $353,720,253,841.41
1964: $311,712,899,257.30
1959: $284,705,907,078.22






Commonly Asked Questions:

How much Money does the United States Owe China?

A: $1.25 Trillion (Oct/2015)

How much Money does the United States Owe Japan?

A: $1.15 Trillion (Oct/2015)

How much Money does the United States Owe Russia?

A: $82 Billion (Oct/2015)

How much Money does the United States Owe the United Kingdom?

A: $210.6 Billion (Oct/2015)

How much Money does the United States Owe Germany?

A: $81.6 Billion (Oct/2015)

How much Money does the United States Owe Canada?

A: $66.8 Billion (Oct/2015)