Major foreign holders of U.S. treasury securities 2019

Major foreign holders of U.S. treasury securities as of June 2019 (in billion U.S. dollars)

by Erin Duffin, last edited Aug 20, 2019
Major foreign holders of U.S. treasury securities 2019 This statistic shows major foreign holders of US treasury debt as of June 2019. A this time, Japan held treasury securities totaling about 1.12 trillion U.S. dollars.
Foreign holders of United States treasury debt

According to the Federal Reserve and U.S. Department of the Treasury, foreign countries held a total of 6.63 trillion U.S. dollars in U.S. treasury securities as of June 2019. Of the total 6.63 trillion held by foreign countries, Mainland China and Japan held the greatest portions. China held 1.11 trillion U.S. dollars in U.S. securities. Japan held 1.12 trillion U.S. dollars worth. Other foreign holders included oil exporting countries and Caribbean banking centers.

In 2018, the United States had a total public national debt of 21.52 trillion U.S. dollars, an amount that has been rising steadily, particularly since 2008. In 2018, the total interest expense on debt held by the public of the United States reached 357 billion U.S. dollars, while 171 billion U.S. dollars in interest expense were intragovernmental debt holdings. Total outlays of the U.S. government were 4.17 trillion U.S. dollars in 2018. By 2024, spending will reach 5.45 trillion U.S. dollars.

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