Monday Message 16th September 2019

Some figures to keep us grounded at this time of international uncertainty:

– USA is the largest economy on earth (by a large margin)

– Public term debt per USA citizen is USD68,090 (lower than both Greece and Japan; and many other countries) and far higher than for NZ at USD7,715

– China and Japan are the major lenders to the USA

(source, US Federal Treasury, collated by Pita Alexander)