UNITED STATES
Table A:  Gross External Debt Position: By Sector 1/ 2/ as of December 31, 2017
U.S. Dollars in Millions
General Government  6,462,760
Short-term 702,535
Currency and deposits 3/ 0
Debt securities 702,535
Loans 0
Trade credit and advances 0
Other debt liabilities 4/ 5/ 0
Long-term 5,760,225
Special drawing rights (allocations) 6/ 50,294
Currency and deposits 3/ 0
Debt securities 5,601,263
Loans 0
Trade credit and advances 108,668
Other debt liabilities 4/ 0
Central Bank 713,880
Short-term 713,880
Currency and deposits 3/ 713,880
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 3,022,657
Short-term 2,214,691
Currency and deposits 3/ 1,436,313
Debt securities 152,976
Loans 625,402
Trade credit and advances 0
Other debt liabilities 4/ 5/ 0
Long-term 807,966
Currency and deposits 3/ 248,432
Debt securities 301,966
Loans 257,568
Trade credit and advances 0
Other debt liabilities 4/ 0
Other Sectors 7,029,077
Short-term 1,833,522
Currency and deposits 3/ 355,023
Debt securities 104,538
Loans 1,342,290
Trade credit and advances 31,671
Other debt liabilities 4/ 5/ 0
Long-term 5,195,555
Currency and deposits 3/ 3,771
Debt securities 4,843,410
Loans 304,442
Trade credit and advances 43,932
Other debt liabilities 4/ 0
Direct Investment: Intercompany Lending 1,792,602
Debt liabilities of direct investment enterprises to direct investors               1,146,026
Debt liabilities of direct investors to direct investment enterprises  646,576
Debt liabilities to fellow enterprises
Gross External Debt Position 19,020,976
     
Memorandum items
Arrears: By Sector 29,238
General Government 0
Central Bank 0
Deposit-Taking Corporations, except the Central Bank 16,281
Other Sectors 12,957
Direct investment: Intercompany Lending 0
Debt Securities: By Sector 2/  10,530,588
General Government 5,598,714
Central Bank 0
Deposit-Taking Corporations, except the Central Bank 307,079
Other Sectors 4,624,795
     
1/ Source: Department of the Treasury, revised June 29, 2018.
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. Arrears are shown separately in
the memorandum items.  
6/ In line with BPM6, SDR allocations should be reported as long-term external debt liabilities.