FEDERAL DEBT


TOTAL FEDERAL DEBT: OUTSTANDING AND NET ISSUANCE

Total federal debt outstanding totals $22.7 trillion, up over 7% from one year ago.

Total federal debt outstanding totals $22.7 trillion, up over 7% from one year ago.

Net change over latest 12 months in total federal debt outstanding total $1.5 trillion, up 30% over issuance for all of 2018.

Net change over latest 12 months in total federal debt outstanding total $1.5 trillion, up 30% over issuance for all of 2018.

 

U.S. TREASURY SECURITIES: OUTSTANDING AND ISSUANCE

U.S. Treasury securities outstanding total $15.9 trillion, up 6.7% from one year ago.

U.S. Treasury securities outstanding total $15.9 trillion, up 6.7% from one year ago.

Issuance of U.S. Treasury securities for the latest 12 months totaled $11.1 trillion, up nearly 17% from one year ago.

Issuance of U.S. Treasury securities for the latest 12 months totaled $11.1 trillion, up nearly 17% from one year ago.


FEDERAL SURPLUS (DEFICIT)

  • LTM deficit was $0.919 trillion.

 

FEDERAL DEBT HELD BY FOREIGN INVESTORS AND BY FEDERAL RESERVE

The dollar market value of federal debt held by foreign investors has flattened, while the percentage of federal debt held by foreign investors continues to decline.

Recently the Federal Reserve announced a change in balance sheet management and reserve management. Commencing in October 2019, the Fed will start increasing its holdings of U.S. Treasury securities. It is estimated that such holdings could rise above $3 trillion.