U.S. National Debt Clock August 2015



An Overview of the United States National Debt

The Current Outstanding Public Debt of the United States is:

$18,151,290,609,956.23

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 5th, 2015


Every man, woman and child in the United States currently owes $59,743 for their share of the U.S. public debt






Public Debt: $13,154,209,400,019.46
Intragovernmental Holdings: $4,997,081,209,936.77

Total U.S. National Debt: $18,151,290,609,956.23


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/2014)

1. China, Mainland, $1270.3 billion dollars
2. Japan, $1214.9 billion dollars
3. Carib Bkg Ctrs, $311.5 billion dollars
4. Oil Exporters*, $296.8 billion dollars
5. Brazil, $258.5 billion dollars
6. Switzerland, $222.7 billion dollars
7. Ireland, $209.0 billion dollars
8. Belgium, $202.8 billion dollars
9. United Kingdom, $199.5 billion dollars
10. All Other, $187.8 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: $18,151,290,609,956.23
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: $1.27 Trillion (Dec/2014)

How much Money does the United States Owe Japan?

A: $1.21 Trillion (Dec/2014)

How much Money does the United States Owe Russia?

A: $70.6 Billion (Dec/2014)

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

A: $199.5 Billion (Dec/2014)

How much Money does the United States Owe Germany?

A: $76 Billion (Dec/2014)

How much Money does the United States Owe Canada?

A: $71.3 Billion (Dec/2014)