Current Issues in Economics and Finance
Foreign Ownership of U.S. Treasury Securities: What the Data Show and Do Not Show
May 1998 Volume 4 Number 5
JEL classification: F3, G1

Author: Dorothy Meadow Sobol

The Treasury Department makes available to the public considerable information about foreign holdings of its securities. Nevertheless, it is not possible to determine from the published data exactly which foreigners own U.S. Treasury debt and how much of this debt is in foreign hands.

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