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
Albania65.670.172.772.370.1
Algeria7.17.214.919.6-  
Angola32.911.764.679.8-  
Argentina43.544.752.653.357.1
Armenia11.843.748.756.758.7
Australia30.634.137.811.641.6
Austria81.384.084.683.678.4
Azerbaijan12.614.435.050.7-  
Bahrain41.342.060.372.179.8
Bangladesh35.835.332.432.1-  
Belarus31.932.946.947.247.5
Belgium116117116116113
Belize79.177.180.086.694.9
Bolivia36.137.011.646.2-  
Bosnia and Herzegovina44.545.045.544.0-  
Botswana17.417.316.315.515.6
Brazil51.556.365.570.074.0
Brunei2.23.23.03.0-  
Bulgaria17.027.026.029.025.4
Cambodia35.434.132.533.735.1
Canada32.430.530.129.928.9
Chile12.715.017.321.023.6
China14.614.915.516.216.3
Colombia34.937.441.142.443.0
Costa Rica35.838.411.945.049.2
Croatia80.584.083.880.678.0
Cyprus11311811811797.5
Czech Republic44.942.211.036.834.6
DR Congo20.017.516.116.8-  
Denmark44.044.339.937.936.4
Dominican Republic37.036.035.136.938.9
Ecuador24.029.633.038.745.2
Egypt88.289.493.1113-  
El Salvador67.769.571.673.474.1
Estonia11.211.711.09.49.0
Ethiopia46.854.055.056.2-  
Eurozone91.691.989.989.086.7
Finland56.560.263.563.061.4
France93.494.995.696.697.0
Georgia34.735.641.444.644.9
Germany77.574.771.068.264.1
Ghana56.870.272.273.1-  
Greece177179177181179
Guatemala24.624.724.324.223.9
Haiti21.526.330.233.931.1
Hong Kong0.50.10.10.10.1
Hungary77.176.676.776.073.6
Iceland84.381.867.652.711.9
India68.567.869.668.970.2
Indonesia22.024.327.528.930.5
Iran11.711.841.648.911.9
Iraq31.232.055.164.4-  
Ireland11911576.972.868.0
Israel66.065.362.660.759.1
Italy129132132132132
Jamaica141111121114114
Japan232236231236-  
Jordan86.789.093.495.195.3
Kazakhstan12.314.322.124.426.0
Kenya44.545.950.253.259.0
Korea35.437.339.511.039.8
Kosovo8.911.512.914.015.9
Kyrgyzstan46.252.364.958.1-  
Laos54.358.658.158.4-  
Latvia39.011.936.811.511.1
Lebanon138139142151153
Lithuania38.811.542.611.139.7
Luxembourg23.722.722.020.823.0
Macedonia11.345.846.648.547.6
Malaysia53.052.754.552.750.8
Malta68.463.858.756.250.8
Mexico11.042.646.648.746.2
Moldova29.636.044.842.1-  
Mongolia49.457.162.187.6-  
Montenegro55.259.966.264.465.1
Morocco61.763.463.764.764.5
Mozambique53.162.488.1119-  
Myanmar33.229.934.535.734.7
Netherlands67.767.965.262.356.7
New Zealand35.734.735.434.332.5
Nigeria12.913.116.019.623.4
Norway29.727.331.835.336.2
Oman4.94.912.831.4-  
Pakistan62.662.761.865.565.0
Panama35.037.138.839.137.8
Paraguay14.417.620.022.824.1
Peru20.020.123.323.824.8
Philippines49.245.444.742.142.1
Poland55.750.351.154.250.6
Portugal129131129130126
Puerto Rico94.297.895.191.591.0
Qatar30.924.934.946.554.0
Romania37.539.137.737.435.0
Russia11.613.012.413.312.6
Saudi Arabia2.11.65.813.117.1
Serbia59.670.474.771.961.5
Singapore11398.1111118112
Slovakia54.753.552.351.850.9
Slovenia70.480.382.678.673.6
South Africa44.147.049.351.653.0
Spain95.511099.499.098.3
Sri Lanka71.872.278.579.679.4
Sweden11.745.544.242.111.6
Switzerland30.330.630.029.129.7
Taiwan33.832.831.631.230.7
Tajikistan29.127.534.341.847.8
Tanzania30.933.837.238.0-  
Thailand42.242.543.711.741.8
Trinidad and Tobago11.246.350.958.861.6
Tunisia46.650.855.461.969.9
Turkey31.328.627.528.328.3
Turkmenistan20.016.821.824.1-  
USA114114115117116
Uganda27.730.833.537.2-  
Ukraine39.969.479.180.971.8
United Arab Emirates15.715.518.720.7-  
United Kingdom85.687.488.288.287.7
Uruguay57.558.658.963.664.5
Uzbekistan7.58.89.711.2-  
Venezuela31.328.574.7-  -  
Vietnam51.855.057.059.8-  
Yemen48.251.670.9-  -  
Zambia27.136.162.360.5-  

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