|Unit||Mil. USD, NSA|
|Adjustments||Not Seasonally Adjusted|
|Source||U.S. Department of the Treasury|
|Release||Treasury International Capital - Gross External Debt Position|
|Government Budget Balance||Aug 2021||-170,635||-302,050||Mil. USD, NSA||Monthly|
|Government Expenditures||Aug 2021||439,013||564,050||Mil. USD, NSA||Monthly|
|Government Revenues||Aug 2021||268,378||262,000||Mil. USD, NSA||Monthly|
|Outstanding Public Debt||Aug 2021||28,427,316||28,427,721||Mil. USD||Monthly|
|Gross External Debt||2021 Q1||7,137,885||6,954,665||Mil. USD, NSA||Quarterly|
Gross external debt is the overall magnitude of U.S. indebtedness to foreigners. The gross external debt position divides that debt among five institutional sectors (government, monetary authorities, banks, other, and direct investment). These figures are reported quarterly as part of the Treasury International Capital system.
The source switched from BPM5 to BPM6 as of 2014Q3.
Some line items are reported as either zero or blank in different periods.
The position data are reported as of the end of each quarter, beginning with June 30, 2003 (Q2 2003), and are published on the last business day of the following quarter (a one-quarter lag).
Revised data for the previous June, September and December are normally released on the last business day of June. Revisions include the results of the Survey of Foreign Holdings of U.S. Securities at the end of the previous June.
Line items that are reported exclusively as "blank" (as distinct from zero) do not have Data Buffet time series. Series that alternate between zero and blank may appear to lag, i.e., if the latest period(s) are reported as blank, they are stored in Data Buffet as "ND", and the "last value" attribute in Mnemonic 411 will reflect the final numeric (zero) period.