U.S. public debt

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Statista dossier about the public debt of the United States

The dossier presents graphs and tables about the public debt of the United States of America. Federal, state and local debt are shown, as well as holders of the debt and a comparison of the U.S. debt with other leading countries.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview on public debt in the U.S.
    • United States - public debt by month 2017/18

    • Public debt of the United States

    • United States - national debt per capita 2017

    • National debt in the US in relation to gross domestic product (GDP) 2022*

    • Federal debt limit of the United States 1940-2017

  • 2. Holders of the debt
    • U.S government debt holders distribution 2016

    • Major foreign holders of U.S. treasury securities in 2018

    • Percentage of major foreign holders of U.S. treasury securities 2006-2017

  • 3. State and local government debt
    • U.S. state and local government debt outstanding 2015, by state

    • Per capita U.S. state and local government debt outstanding 2015, by state

    • State and local debt in the U.S. as a percentage of GDP in 2015, by state

    • Gross public debt of U.S. states 2000-2022*

    • Gross public debt of U.S. local government 2000-2022*

  • 4. Debt forecast
    • Federal debt of the United States - forecast 2017-2028

    • Public debt levels in the U.S. 2000-2028

    • U.S. public debt and forecast as a percentage of the GDP 2000-2028

  • 5. Budget deficit
    • U.S. government - budget surplus by quarter 2018

    • U.S. government - Budget surplus or deficit

    • U.S. government - forecast of the budget balance 2016-2028

    • U.S. budget balance and forecast as a percentage of the GDP 2000-2028

    • Interest expense on U.S. public debt 2011-2017

  • 6. International comparison
    • Countries with the highest public debt 2017

    • Countries with the lowest national debt 2017

    • National debt of selected countries in relation to gross domestic product (GDP) 2017

    • National debt in EU countries in relation to gross domestic product (GDP) 2018

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