Tuesday, June 5, 2012

U.S. National Debt Clock June 2012

An Overview of the United States National Debt

The Current Outstanding Public Debt of the United States is:

$15,724,907,364,995.04

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 (updated daily)


Every man, woman and child in the United States currently owes $51,757 for their share of the U.S. public debt






Public Debt: $10,999,593,160,297.45
Intragovernmental Holdings: $4,725,314,204,697.59

Total U.S. National Debt: $15,724,907,364,995.04


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 Mar/2012)

1. China, Mainland, $1169.9 billion dollars
2. Japan, $1083.0 billion dollars
3. Oil Exporters*, $254.5 billion dollars
4. Brazil, $237.4 billion dollars
5. All Other, $233.1 billion dollars
6. Carib Bnkng Ctrs**, $224.8 billion dollars
7. Taiwan, $184.4 billion dollars
8. Switzerland, $147.8 billion dollars
9. Russia, $146.7 billion dollars
10. Hong Kong, $138.8 billion dollars

*Includes oil exporting countries such as Saudi Arabia and Iran

**includes countries such as Bermuda and the Cayman Islands

Of the $4.3 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: $15,724,907,364,995.04
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: $1.17 Trillion (Mar/2012)

How much Money does the United States Owe Japan?

A: $1.08 Trillion (Mar/2012)

How much Money does the United States Owe Russia?

A: $146.7 Billion (Mar/2012)

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

A: $112 Billion (Mar/2012)

How much Money does the United States Owe Germany?

A: $60 Billion (Mar/2012)

How much Money does the United States Owe Canada?

A: $60.3 Billion (Mar/2012)

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