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Former Spanish colonies Compared by Economy > Public debt

DEFINITION: This entry records the cumulatiive total of all government borrowings less repayments that are denominated in a country's home currency. Public debt should not be confused with external debt, which reflects the foreign currency liabilities of both the private and public sector and must be financed out of foreign exchange earnings.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Uruguay 59.4% of GDP 2012
2 El Salvador 59.2% of GDP 2012
3 Nicaragua 58.6% of GDP 2012
4 Costa Rica 51.9% of GDP 2012
5 Philippines 51.5% of GDP 2012
6 Argentina 44.8% of GDP 2012
7 Dominican Republic 41.5% of GDP 2012
8 Colombia 40.5% of GDP 2012
9 Panama 39.6% of GDP 2012
=10 Mexico 35.8% of GDP 2012
=10 Honduras 35.8% of GDP 2012
=10 Cuba 35.8% of GDP 2012
13 Bolivia 34% of GDP 2012
14 Guatemala 29.5% of GDP 2012
15 Venezuela 26.8% of GDP 2012
16 Ecuador 21% of GDP 2012
17 Peru 16.6% of GDP 2012
18 Paraguay 14.7% of GDP 2012
19 Chile 11.9% of GDP 2012
20 Equatorial Guinea 9.3% of GDP 2012

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Public debt. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/group-stats/Former-Spanish-colonies/Economy/Public-debt

Former Spanish colonies Compared by Economy > Public debt

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Interesting observations about Economy > Public debt

  • 7 of the top 9 countries by public debt are Christian.
  • Liberia has ranked last for public debt since 2011.
  • Zimbabwe has ranked in the top 2 for public debt since 2007.
  • Japan has ranked in the top 2 for public debt since 2009.
  • 5 of the top 11 countries by public debt are European.
  • 4 of the top 9 countries by public debt are NATO.
  • Greece has ranked #3 in public debt since 2010.
  • 11 of the top 28 countries by public debt are European Union.
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis has ranked in the top 4 for public debt since 2009.
  • Jamaica has ranked in the top 8 for public debt since 2003.
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