Debt, Budget Deficit and Reserves in United States

Debt - external
$14.71 trillion (30 June 2011)
$13.98 trillion (30 June 2010)
approximately 4/5ths of US external debt is denominated in US dollars; foreign lenders have been willing to hold US dollar denominated debt instruments because they view the dollar as the world's reserve currency
Current account balance
-$473.4 billion (2011 est.)
-$470.9 billion (2010 est.)
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Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-)
-8.6% of GDP (2011 est.)
190
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Reserves of foreign exchange and gold
$148 billion (31 December 2011 est.)
$132.4 billion (31 December 2010 est.)
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