UNITED STATES
Table A:  Gross External Debt Position: By Sector 1/ 2/ as of December 31, 2020
U.S. Dollars in Millions
General Government  6,987,832
Short-term 1,027,766
Currency and deposits 3/ 0
Debt securities 1,027,766
Loans 0
Trade credit and advances 0
Other debt liabilities 4/ 5/ 0
Long-term 5,960,066
Special drawing rights (allocations) 6/ 50,864
Currency and deposits 3/ 0
Debt securities 5,772,069
Loans 0
Trade credit and advances 137,133
Other debt liabilities 4/ 0
Central Bank 968,409
Short-term 968,409
Currency and deposits 3/ 968,409
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 3,222,782
Short-term 2,395,707
Currency and deposits 3/ 1,563,181
Debt securities 133,569
Loans 698,957
Trade credit and advances 0
Other debt liabilities 4/ 5/ 0
Long-term 827,075
Currency and deposits 3/ 322,397
Debt securities 205,028
Loans 299,650
Trade credit and advances 0
Other debt liabilities 4/ 0
Other Sectors 8,522,560
Short-term 2,807,343
Currency and deposits 3/ 461,244
Debt securities 63,585
Loans 2,209,137
Trade credit and advances 73,377
Other debt liabilities 4/ 5/ 0
Long-term 5,715,217
Currency and deposits 3/ 450
Debt securities 5,362,463
Loans 346,648
Trade credit and advances 5,656
Other debt liabilities 4/ 0
Direct Investment: Intercompany Lending 1,715,907
Debt liabilities of direct investment enterprises to direct investors               1,014,252
Debt liabilities of direct investors to direct investment enterprises  701,655
Debt liabilities to fellow enterprises
Gross External Debt Position 21,417,490
     
Memorandum items
Arrears: By Sector 33,358
General Government 0
Central Bank 0
Deposit-Taking Corporations, except the Central Bank 9,800
Other Sectors 23,558
Direct investment: Intercompany Lending 0
Debt Securities: By Sector 2/  11,852,679
General Government 6,152,427
Central Bank 0
Deposit-Taking Corporations, except the Central Bank 215,176
Other Sectors 5,485,076
     
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.