UNITED STATES
Table A:  Gross External Debt Position: By Sector 1/ 2/ as of September 30, 2020
U.S. Dollars in Millions
General Government  6,917,029
Short-term 1,017,858
Currency and deposits 3/ 0
Debt securities 1,017,858
Loans 0
Trade credit and advances 0
Other debt liabilities 4/ 5/ 0
Long-term 5,899,171
Special drawing rights (allocations) 6/ 49,709
Currency and deposits 3/ 0
Debt securities 5,715,768
Loans 0
Trade credit and advances 133,694
Other debt liabilities 4/ 0
Central Bank 936,437
Short-term 936,437
Currency and deposits 3/ 936,437
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 3,237,109
Short-term 2,395,718
Currency and deposits 3/ 1,566,957
Debt securities 135,147
Loans 693,614
Trade credit and advances 0
Other debt liabilities 4/ 5/ 0
Long-term 841,391
Currency and deposits 3/ 323,362
Debt securities 210,839
Loans 307,190
Trade credit and advances 0
Other debt liabilities 4/ 0
Other Sectors 8,420,588
Short-term 2,716,065
Currency and deposits 3/ 441,869
Debt securities 69,452
Loans 2,132,765
Trade credit and advances 71,979
Other debt liabilities 4/ 5/ 0
Long-term 5,704,523
Currency and deposits 3/ 606
Debt securities 5,311,419
Loans 388,230
Trade credit and advances 4,268
Other debt liabilities 4/ 0
Direct Investment: Intercompany Lending 1,697,519
Debt liabilities of direct investment enterprises to direct investors               1,005,599
Debt liabilities of direct investors to direct investment enterprises  691,920
Debt liabilities to fellow enterprises
Gross External Debt Position 21,208,682
     
Memorandum items
Arrears: By Sector 30,337
General Government 0
Central Bank 0
Deposit-Taking Corporations, except the Central Bank 7,747
Other Sectors 22,590
Direct investment: Intercompany Lending 0
Debt Securities: By Sector 2/  11,674,840
General Government 6,152,834
Central Bank 0
Deposit-Taking Corporations, except the Central Bank 214,520
Other Sectors 5,307,486
     
1/ Source: Department of the Treasury, revised June 30, 2021.
2/ All debts 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.