US External Debt Clock 

 

Or about:

US Gross External Debt.
Calibrated from data from World Bank, Quarterly External Debt Statistics/SDDS, and Bureau of Economic Analysis, US Departement of Commerce.

More debt clocks:
US Gross Federal Debt Outstanding
Portugal Government Debt
Portugal External Debt

 

External debt ratios United States

United States external debt is slightly less than 100% of GDP, and more than eight fold the value of annual exports. Considering that the USA can easily finance most of external debt by giving US dollars to creditors, external debt is not a threat comparable to, on one hand, government debt that is about 104% of GDP, and, on the other hand, the risk — and this is a genuinely big one — that international holders of US dollars start demanding conversion of their dollar reserves into other currencies.

 

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