Total interest expense on debt held by the public of the United States from 2011 to 2017 (in billion U.S. dollars)

Interest expense on U.S. public debt 2011-2017 This graph shows total interest expenses for debt held by the public of the United States from 2011 to 2017. In 2017, U.S. Government spent 296 billion U.S. dollars on interest for debt held by the public.
The national debt of the United Stated can be found here.
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Held by the publicIntragovernmental debt holdings
2011251203
2012245187
2013247178
2014260173
2015251156
2016273157
2017296161
Held by the publicIntragovernmental debt holdings
2011251203
2012245187
2013247178
2014260173
2015251156
2016273157
2017296161
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This graph shows total interest expenses for debt held by the public of the United States from 2011 to 2017. In 2017, U.S. Government spent 296 billion U.S. dollars on interest for debt held by the public.
The national debt of the United Stated can be found here.
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Release date
November 2017
Region
United States
Survey time period
Fiscal years 2011 to 2017
Supplementary notes
The fiscal year is the accounting period for the federal government which begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends.
Data for 2011 has been derived from Financial Audit 2015 report.

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