Did you know that anybody can buy U.S. Debt in the form of U.S. Treasury Bonds or Treasury Bills (T-Bills)?! Which is why, as a safe money market instrument backed by the U.S. Government, it is an attractive short-term investment within the international finance system, utilized by many nations around the world.
What is, perhaps, more surprising is the extent of debt holding by foreign nations – currently at $6.3 trillion, it comprises a whopping 28.5% of the federal debt. This infographic presents a fascinating picture of the debt holding by different nations in the U.S. Debt-Pie.
Which Countries Own the Most U.S. Debt?
Infographic by – Visual Capitalist