UNITED STATES
Table A:  Gross External Debt Position: By Sector 1/ as of December 31, 2016
U.S. Dollars in Millions 2/
General Government  6,239,013
Short-term 670,369
Currency and deposits 3/ 0
Debt securities 670,369
Loans 0
Trade credit and advances 0
Other debt liabilities 4/ 5/ 0
Long-term 5,568,644
Special drawing rights (allocations) 6/ 47,476
Currency and deposits 3/ 0
Debt securities 5,402,947
Loans 0
Trade credit and advances 118,221
Other debt liabilities 4/ 0
Central Bank 644,084
Short-term 644,084
Currency and deposits 3/ 644,084
Debt securities 0
Loans 0
Trade credit and advances 0
Other debt liabilities 4/ 5/ 0
Long-term 0
Special drawing rights (allocations) 6/ 0
Currency and deposits 3/ 0
Debt securities 0
Loans 0
Trade credit and advances 0
Other debt liabilities 4/ 0
Deposit-Taking Corporations, except the Central Bank 2,801,506
Short-term 2,092,482
Currency and deposits 3/ 1,398,344
Debt securities 149,055
Loans 545,083
Trade credit and advances 0
Other debt liabilities 4/ 5/ 0
Long-term 709,024
Currency and deposits 3/ 153,202
Debt securities 328,755
Loans 227,067
Trade credit and advances 0
Other debt liabilities 4/ 0
Other Sectors 6,912,730
Short-term 1,778,191
Currency and deposits 3/ 352,679
Debt securities 122,011
Loans 1,272,905
Trade credit and advances 30,596
Other debt liabilities 4/ 5/ 0
Long-term 5,134,539
Currency and deposits 3/ 3,958
Debt securities 4,826,766
Loans 267,476
Trade credit and advances 36,339
Other debt liabilities 4/ 0
Direct Investment: Intercompany Lending 1,728,156
Debt liabilities of direct investment enterprises to direct investors               1,127,267
Debt liabilities of direct investors to direct investment enterprises  600,889
Debt liabilities to fellow enterprises
Gross External Debt Position 18,325,489
     
Memorandum items
Arrears: By Sector 16,014
General Government 0
Central Bank 0
Deposit-Taking Corporations, except the Central Bank 1,903
Other Sectors 14,111
Direct investment: Intercompany Lending 0
Debt Securities: By Sector 2/  9,876,502
General Government 5,417,514
Central Bank 0
Deposit-Taking Corporations, except the Central Bank 318,637
Other Sectors 4,140,351
     
1/ Source: Department of the Treasury, March 31, 2017.
2/ All debt are presented at face value. Exception: long-term debt securities in
    the memorandum section are valued at market value, as recommended.
3/ It is recommended that all currency and deposits be included in the short-term category
    unless detailed information is available to make the short-term/long-term attribution.
4/ Other debt liabilities comprise insurance, pension, and standardized guarantee schemes,
    and other accounts payable. It is recommended that insurance, pension, and standardized
    guaranteed schemes be classified as long term.  
5/ Arrears are recorded in the original debt instrument.  
6/ In line with BPM6, SDR allocations should be reported as long-term external debt liabilities.