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America's Debt

mint. WHO OWNS AMERICA'S DEBT? March 2010, Total U.S. Debt: $12.8 trillion- $8.89 trillion held domestically $3.88 trillion in foreign holdings DOMESTIC HOLDERS OF TREASURY SECURITIES MAJOR FOREIGN HOLDERS OF TREASURY SECURITIES (in trillions USD) $4 Malays ia Chile Spain Australia Norway Philippines Colombia Sweden Belglum Netherlands Italy Egypt Israel Poland Turkey India Mexico France South Korea Ireland Thailand Federal Reserve and US Intragovernmental Holdings 61.2% Depository Institutions 2.4% Commercial banks, savings banks and credit unions All Other $3.5 .***....... U.S. Savings Bonds 2.2% Insurance Compantes 2.7% Property-casualty and life insurance Pension Funds 6.0% $3 Private sector and state and local government pensions Canada Switzerland Luxembourg State and Local Governments 6.2% Russia Taiwan :** Mutual Funds 7.7% Singapore Germany $2.5 C.B.C. ** * Other Investors 11.6% Hong Kong Brazil Qi1 Exporters* $2 United Kingdöm Japan $1.5 $1 -- ----.. based on Dec. 09 data China * 0il exporters include Ecuador, Venezuela, Indonesia. Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman. Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates. Algeria, Gabon. Libya, and Nigeria. $.5 ** Caribbean Banking Centers include Bahamas, Bermuda. Cayman Islands. Netherlands Antilles, Panama, and British Virgin Islands. $0 Source:

America's Debt

shared by maggie on Apr 18
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Who owns America's almost four trillion dollars of debt? As this infographic makes clear it might be easier to ask who doesn't.



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