US PUBLIC PLUS TRANSFER DEBT
4/13/10
Public debt is owned by the public, not government agencies.
Transfer debt is borrowed from a government trust fund,
   such as Social Security.
Public Transfer Total GDP
Debt Debt Debt $Current Debt/GDP
Year Billions Billions Billions Billions %
1945 259 223 116.0
1946 269 222 121.2
1950 257 294 87.6
1960 286 526 54.4
1970 371 1,039 35.7
1980 908 2,790 32.5
1981 998 3,128 31.9
1982 1,142 3,255 35.1
1983 1,377 3,537 38.9
1984 1,572 3,933 40.0
1985 1,823 4,220 43.2
1986 2,125 4,463 47.6
1987 2,350 4,740 49.6
1988 2,602 5,104 51.0
1989 2,857 5,484 52.1
1990 3,233 5,803 55.7
1991 3,665 5,996 61.1
1992 4,065 6,338 64.1
1993 4,411 6,657 66.3
1994 4,693 7,072 66.4
1995 4,974 7,398 67.2
1996 5,225 7,817 66.8
1997 3,790 1,623 5,413 8,304 65.2
1998 5,526 8,747 63.2
1999 3,636 2,020 5,656 9,268 61.0
2000 3,405 2,269 5,674 9,817 57.8
2001 3,339 2,468 5,807 10,128 57.3
2002 3,553 2,675 6,228 10,642 58.5
2003 3,924 2,859 6,783 11,142 60.9
2004 4,307 3,072 7,379 11,853 62.3
2005 4,601 3,331 7,933 12,623 62.8
2006 4,843 3,664 8,507 13,377 63.6
2007 9,008 14,028 64.2
2008 10,025 14,292 70.1
2009 11,910 13,939 85.4
2010 13,562 14,964 90.6
2011 14,790 15,518 95.3
2012 16,066 16,163 99.4
2013 16,738 16,768 99.8
2014 17,824
2015 18,151
Public Transfer Total GDP
Debt Debt Debt $Current Debt/GDP
Year Billions Billions Billions Billions %
Notes:
1. Debt information is from www.treasurydirect.gov.
2. GDP in current dollars is from US Dept. of Commerce, BEA.