Who Owns the World's Sovereign Debt?

This monster graphic comes to us from the IMF via Global Macro Monitor.

It’s loaded with interesting factoids about who owns how much of each country’s debt. Global Macro Monitor points out the fact that “47% of the US$14.7 trillion U.S. federal government debt is held by the Federal Reserve and the government itself, such as the Social Security trust fund.”

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hat tip Cate Long