U.S. National Debt Clock January 2015
An Overview of the United States National Debt
The Current Outstanding Public Debt of the United States is:
Last Updated: Friday, January 30th, 2015
Every man, woman and child in the United States currently owes $59,558 for their share of the U.S. public debt
Public Debt: $12,970,533,962,395.64
Intragovernmental Holdings: $5,124,586,126,475.28
Total U.S. National Debt: $18,095,120,088,870.92
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 May/2014)
1. China, Mainland, $1252.7 billion dollars
2. Japan, $1222.4 billion dollars
3. Belgium, $348.1 billion dollars
4. Carib Bkg Ctrs, $324.9 billion dollars
5. Oil Exporters*, $281.8 billion dollars
6. Brazil, $261.7 billion dollars
7. Switzerland, $184.3 billion dollars
8. All Other, $176.6 billion dollars
9. Taiwan, $172.9 billion dollars
10. United Kingdom, $171.3 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: $1.25 Trillion (May/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe Japan?
A: $1.22 Trillion (May/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe Russia?
A: $108.9 Billion (May/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe the United Kingdom?
A: $171.3 Billion (May/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe Germany?
A: $72.5 Billion (May/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe Canada?
A: $62.9 Billion (May/2014)
By: Dave Manuel