Who Owns US Debt: Scratch That, Who Owns Over $100 Billion
The Guardian grabbed info from the US Treasury and asked others to wrangle the data a bit. We can’t help but oblige.
Interesting to note that while we list those holding $100 billion plus in US debt, Thailand, Singapore, India, Turkey, Mexico and others have considerable holdings of their own.
Matter of fact, the US Treasury includes a line item simply labeled "All Other”.
This is all other countries. And all other countries hold $202 billion in US debt.
Note too the American relation with “oil producing” countries.
The US buys their oil. They take the cash and buy US debt. Somewhere to the tune of $229 billon.
And as Democrats and Republicans play their debt ceiling games, keep in mind who will come calling should they not get their act together.
First in line, China with over a trillion, followed by Japan with $912 billion and then a world of folk around the globe with their billions.
Source: US Treasury via the Guardian.