Public Debt (% of GDP)

Public Debt (% of GDP)

Public debt, sometimes also referred to as government debt, represents the total outstanding debt (bonds and other securities) of a country’s central government. It is often expressed as a ratio of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Public debt can be raised both externally and internally, where external debt is the debt owed to lenders outside the country and internal debt represents the government’s obligations to domestic lenders. Public debt is an important source of resources for a government to finance public spending and fill holes in the budget. Public debt as a percentage of GDP is usually used as an indicator of the ability of a government to meet its future obligations.

The table below shows public debt as a percentage of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by country for the last five years.

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Public Debt Data

20132014201520162017
Albania68.071.877.076.2-  
Algeria7.07.214.7-  -  
Angola32.911.765.4-  -  
Argentina33.039.653.554.2-  
Armenia11.843.748.756.5-  
Australia30.834.237.641.1-  
Austria81.384.485.584.6-  
Azerbaijan12.811.228.337.7-  
Bahrain41.342.060.372.8-  
Bangladesh34.533.933.933.1-  
Belarus31.932.946.947.5-  
Belgium115117116116-  
Belize78.476.582.798.6-  
Bolivia36.137.011.642.1-  
Bosnia and Herzegovina44.545.045.444.4-  
Botswana17.517.415.913.9-  
Brazil51.556.365.569.9-  
Brunei2.23.23.0-  -  
Bulgaria17.027.026.029.5-  
Cambodia32.132.332.533.0-  
Canada32.430.630.630.8-  
Chile12.714.917.421.3-  
China14.614.915.516.1-  
Colombia34.937.741.442.4-  
Costa Rica35.838.311.8-  -  
Croatia82.286.686.784.2-  
Cyprus112117118118-  
Czech Republic44.942.211.337.2-  
DR Congo19.116.818.821.5-  
Denmark44.044.039.637.8-  
Dominican Republic37.937.235.437.4-  
Ecuador24.029.532.737.9-  
Egypt88.289.493.1113-  
El Salvador61.166.263.765.5-  
Estonia11.211.711.19.5-  
Ethiopia46.354.654.956.9-  
Eurozone91.492.090.389.2-  
Finland56.560.263.763.6-  
France92.394.995.696.0-  
Georgia34.735.641.4-  -  
Germany77.574.971.268.3-  
Ghana60.372.272.272.5-  
Greece177180177179-  
Guatemala24.624.724.224.2-  
Haiti21.526.530.233.5-  
Hong Kong0.50.10.10.1-  
Hungary76.675.774.774.1-  
Iceland84.782.468.153.2-  
India68.568.669.669.5-  
Indonesia22.024.327.528.9-  
Iran11.212.015.914.9-  
Iraq31.231.855.0-  -  
Ireland12011578.775.4-  
Israel65.865.262.660.5-  
Italy129132132133-  
Jamaica111138120115-  
Japan202200197199-  
Jordan86.789.093.495.1-  
Kazakhstan12.314.322.125.0-  
Kenya44.545.950.453.5-  
Korea33.835.937.838.6-  
Kosovo16.216.719.2-  -  
Kyrgyzstan46.252.364.958.5-  
Laos61.565.365.667.3-  
Latvia39.011.936.511.1-  
Lebanon134134142148-  
Lithuania38.711.542.711.2-  
Luxembourg23.422.421.620.0-  
Macedonia34.038.138.238.7-  
Malaysia53.052.754.552.7-  
Malta68.764.360.658.3-  
Mexico38.341.947.550.2-  
Moldova23.730.138.538.1-  
Mongolia67.376.578.190.3-  
Montenegro-  -  -  -  -  
Morocco61.763.564.1-  -  
Mozambique-  -  -  -  -  
Myanmar33.229.934.935.8-  
Netherlands67.767.965.262.3-  
New Zealand33.233.131.931.1-  
Nigeria12.611.612.118.6-  
Norway29.727.432.0-  -  
Oman4.94.99.2-  -  
Pakistan65.265.164.667.8-  
Panama35.037.138.839.1-  
Paraguay14.417.619.721.2-  
Peru19.620.023.323.8-  
Philippines49.245.444.742.1-  
Poland55.750.251.154.4-  
Portugal129131129130-  
Puerto Rico63.465.964.261.2-  
Qatar33.132.334.9-  -  
Romania37.839.438.037.6-  
Russia11.613.013.212.9-  
Saudi Arabia2.11.65.013.2-  
Serbia56.867.971.970.2-  
Singapore11399.2113113-  
Slovakia54.753.652.551.9-  
Slovenia71.080.983.179.7-  
South Africa44.147.049.351.7-  
Spain95.511099.899.4-  
Sri Lanka70.871.377.677.2-  
Sweden11.445.243.941.6-  
Switzerland34.234.733.4-  -  
Taiwan33.832.831.631.9-  
Tajikistan29.127.333.9-  -  
Tanzania30.933.836.939.0-  
Thailand42.242.643.941.2-  
Trinidad and Tobago39.111.953.557.9-  
Tunisia45.849.452.9-  -  
Turkey36.133.527.528.3-  
Turkmenistan22.118.019.423.9-  
USA114114115118-  
Uganda27.330.133.235.7-  
Ukraine39.969.479.181.0-  
United Arab Emirates15.815.618.119.3-  
United Kingdom86.288.189.089.3-  
Uruguay60.261.464.360.9-  
Uzbekistan7.78.89.4-  -  
Venezuela31.328.5-  -  -  
Vietnam51.855.158.362.4-  
Yemen55.451.6-  -  -  
Zambia25.933.357.5-  -  

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