Monday, 18 March 2013

Owners of the U.S. Federal Debt (as of Q4 2012)

According to recent figures released by FRED for Q4 2012, Federal Reserve Banks owned 10.2% of the USD 16.433 trillion total public debt, Private Investors owned 60.3% and Agencies & Trusts owned 29.5%. During 2012 private investors increased their percentage share of the total public debt, increasing from 57.7% at the end of 2011 to 60.3% at the end of 2012.

In total, Foreign & International Investors owned 33.8% of the total public debt, up from 32.8% in 2011.

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