U.S. National Debt Clock October 2014
An Overview of the United States National Debt
The Current Outstanding Public Debt of the United States is:
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 21st, 2014
Every man, woman and child in the United States currently owes $58,927 for their share of the U.S. public debt
Public Debt: $12,808,641,566,086.66
Intragovernmental Holdings: $5,094,728,728,812.16
Total U.S. National Debt: $17,903,370,294,898.82
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 Jul/2014)
1. China, Mainland, $1264.9 billion dollars
2. Japan, $1219.0 billion dollars
3. Belgium, $352.6 billion dollars
4. Carib Bkg Ctrs, $313.5 billion dollars
5. Oil Exporters*, $261.3 billion dollars
6. Brazil, $258.6 billion dollars
7. All Other, $187.5 billion dollars
8. Switzerland, $184.3 billion dollars
9. Taiwan, $175.4 billion dollars
10. United Kingdom, $173.1 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: $1.26 Trillion (Jul/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe Japan?
A: $1.22 Trillion (Jul/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe Russia?
A: $114.5 Billion (Jul/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe the United Kingdom?
A: $173.1 Billion (Jul/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe Germany?
A: $65 Billion (Jul/2014)
How much Money does the United States Owe Canada?
A: $66.3 Billion (Jul/2014)
By: Dave Manuel