U.S. National Debt Clock October 2016





An Overview of the United States National Debt

The Current Outstanding Public Debt of the United States is:

$19,532,890,233,853.17

Last Updated: Saturday, October 1st, 2016


Every man, woman and child in the United States currently owes $64,290 for their share of the U.S. public debt






Public Debt: $14,148,919,195,185.48
Intragovernmental Holdings: $5,383,971,038,667.69

Total U.S. National Debt: $19,532,890,233,853.17


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/2016)

1. China, Mainland, $1244.0 billion dollars
2. Japan, $1133.2 billion dollars
3. All Other, $416.0 billion dollars
4. Cayman Islands, $260.2 billion dollars
5. Ireland, $259.8 billion dollars
6. Brazil, $249.5 billion dollars
7. Switzerland, $228.7 billion dollars
8. Luxembourg, $221.8 billion dollars
9. United Kingdom, $216.5 billion dollars
10. Hong Kong, $192.7 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: $19,532,890,233,853.17
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: $1.24 Trillion (May/2016)

How much Money does the United States Owe Japan?

A: $1.13 Trillion (May/2016)

How much Money does the United States Owe Russia?

A: $88.2 Billion (May/2016)

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

A: $216.5 Billion (May/2016)

How much Money does the United States Owe Germany?

A: $97.1 Billion (May/2016)

How much Money does the United States Owe Canada?

A: $76.5 Billion (May/2016)