U.S. National Debt Clock August 2014
An Overview of the United States National Debt
The Current Outstanding Public Debt of the United States is:
Last Updated: Saturday, August 23rd, 2014
Every man, woman and child in the United States currently owes $58,288 for their share of the U.S. public debt
Public Debt: $12,687,384,807,160.61
Intragovernmental Holdings: $5,021,937,884,142.45
Total U.S. National Debt: $17,709,322,691,303.06
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 May/2014)
1. China, Mainland, $1270.9 billion dollars
2. Japan, $1220.1 billion dollars
3. Belgium, $362.4 billion dollars
4. Carib Bkg Ctrs, $310.8 billion dollars
5. Oil Exporters*, $257.9 billion dollars
6. Brazil, $250.1 billion dollars
7. All Other, $190.7 billion dollars
8. United Kingdom, $179.8 billion dollars
9. Taiwan, $174.4 billion dollars
10. Switzerland, $174.0 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 (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: $111.4 Billion (May/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe the United Kingdom?
A: $179.8 Billion (May/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe Germany?
A: $62.8 Billion (May/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe Canada?
A: $62.6 Billion (May/2014)
By: Dave Manuel