US Debt Holding Countries
Statistic Verification
Source: Central Intelligence Agency : World Fact Book
Date Verified: 4.10.2012
Leading Foreign Holders of US Treasury Securities as of January 2012
Economic Area billions of dollars ratio of owned US debt to domestic GDP Change since Jan 2011
China 1,159.5 16.6% +0.4%
Japan 1,079.0 18.4% +21.8%
Oil exporters 258.8 n/a +20.1%
Brazil 229.1 9.1% +19.8%
Caribbean Banking Centers 227.8 n/a +37.8%
Taiwan 177.9 35.3% +13.1%
Switzerland 145.4 21.8% +37.0%
Russia 142.5 7.6% +2.3%
United Kingdom 142.3 5.7% (48.7%)
Luxembourg 138.7 220.5% +75.3%
Belgium 135.5 25.6% +322.1%
Hong Kong SAR 130.3 52.8% +2.1%
Ireland 81.8 36.8% +85.1%
Singapore 72.8 27.3% +30.5%
Germany 61.8 1.7% +1.3%
Norway 57.0 11.9% +193.8%
Thailand 54.7 16.1% (3.2%)
Canada 49.9 2.8% (40.4%)
South Korea 49.1 4.2% +53.9%
India 44.1 2.4% +8.6%
France 40.3 1.4% +33.4%
Philippines 34.1 15.8% +49.6%
Mexico 29.1 2.5% (15.7%)
Sweden 28.9 5.1% +70.0%
Poland 28.0 5.3% +6.5%
Turkey 27.2 3.6% (17.3%)
Colombia 24.8 7.7% +25.3%
Spain 23.5 1.5% +179.8%
Chile 22.4 9.2% +49.3%
Italy 22.0 1.0% (10.6%)
Israel 21.9 8.9% +10.1%
Australia 21.6 1.4% +47.9%
Malaysia 20.5 8.3% +81.4%
Netherlands 19.7 2.3% (22.4%)
Denmark 15.9 4.6% +82.8%
South Africa 12.5 3.0% +27.6%
all others 217.6 n/a +15.7%
Grand Total 5,048.0 +13.9%
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