U.S. National Debt Clock March 2017





An Overview of the United States National Debt

The Current Outstanding Public Debt of the United States is:

$19,846,011,928,285.06

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 28th, 2017


Every man, woman and child in the United States currently owes $65,321 for their share of the U.S. public debt






Public Debt: $14,360,457,683,885.53
Intragovernmental Holdings: $5,485,554,244,399.53

Total U.S. National Debt: $19,846,011,928,285.06


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 Dec/2016)

1. Japan, $1090.8 billion dollars
2. China, Mainland, $1058.4 billion dollars
3. All Other, $482.5 billion dollars
4. Ireland, $288.2 billion dollars
5. Cayman Islands, $263.5 billion dollars
6. Brazil, $259.2 billion dollars
7. Switzerland, $229.3 billion dollars
8. Luxembourg, $223.4 billion dollars
9. United Kingdom, $217.1 billion dollars
10. Hong Kong, $191.4 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: $19,846,011,928,285.06
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: $1.06 Trillion (Dec/2016)

How much Money does the United States Owe Japan?

A: $1.09 Trillion (Dec/2016)

How much Money does the United States Owe Russia?

A: $86.1 Billion (Dec/2016)

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

A: $217.1 Billion (Dec/2016)

How much Money does the United States Owe Germany?

A: $82.2 Billion (Dec/2016)

How much Money does the United States Owe Canada?

A: $83 Billion (Dec/2016)