The United States National Debt

I have always been fascinated with graphs and numbers especially when they are easy to understand. Here is a snapshot of the U.S. national debt from March 2009. I thought it would be interesting to post this for future reference.

The U.S. national debt is approx $11T. Foreign ownership accounts for  $3.3T.

Here is the break out.

Country in Billions
China $767.9
Japan $686.7
Bahamas, Bermuda, Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Netherlands, Panama $213.6
France, India, Korea, Mexico, Singapore, Turkey $204.0
Algeria, Bahrain, Ecuador, Gabon, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Venezuela $192.0
Others $156.7
Russia $138.4
Channel Islands, Isle of Man $128.2
Brazil $126.6
Egypt, Israel, Italy, Netherlands, Thailand $124.3
Luxemberg $106.1
Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Malaysia, Philippines, Sweden $89.5
Hong Kong $78.9
Taiwan $74.8
Switzerland $67.7
Germany $55.0
Ireland $54.7

These figures are from the Department of Treasury and The Federal Reserve.

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