U.S. National Debt Clock April 2014
An Overview of the United States National Debt
The Current Outstanding Public Debt of the United States is:
Last Updated: Thursday, April 24th, 2014
Every man, woman and child in the United States currently owes $57,694 for their share of the U.S. public debt
Public Debt: $12,536,334,382,575.93
Intragovernmental Holdings: $4,992,646,596,154.97
Total U.S. National Debt: $17,528,980,978,730.90
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 Feb/2014)
1. China, Mainland, $1272.9 billion dollars
2. Japan, $1210.5 billion dollars
3. Belgium, $341.2 billion dollars
4. Carib Bkg Ctrs, $299.7 billion dollars
5. Brazil, $243.9 billion dollars
6. Oil Exporters*, $243.7 billion dollars
7. All Other, $187.7 billion dollars
8. Taiwan, $180.0 billion dollars
9. United Kingdom, $175.4 billion dollars
10. Switzerland, $166.5 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
Commonly Asked Questions:
How much Money does the United States Owe China?
A: $1.27 Trillion (Feb/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe Japan?
A: $1.21 Trillion (Feb/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe Russia?
A: $126.2 Billion (Feb/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe the United Kingdom?
A: $175.4 Billion (Feb/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe Germany?
A: $61.3 Billion (Feb/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe Canada?
A: $59.2 Billion (Feb/2014)
By: Dave Manuel