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High income OECD countries 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 Japan 219.1% of GDP 2012
2 Greece 156.9% of GDP 2012
3 Iceland 131.8% of GDP 2012
4 Italy 126.9% of GDP 2012
5 Portugal 123.6% of GDP 2012
6 Ireland 117.6% of GDP 2012
7 Belgium 99.6% of GDP 2012
8 France 90.3% of GDP 2012
9 United Kingdom 88.7% of GDP 2012
10 Canada 85.4% of GDP 2012
11 Spain 84.1% of GDP 2012
12 Germany 81% of GDP 2012
13 Austria 74.1% of GDP 2012
14 Netherlands 71.1% of GDP 2012
15 United States 70% of GDP 2012
16 Israel 66.9% of GDP 2012
17 Finland 53.1% of GDP 2012
18 Switzerland 52.4% of GDP 2011
19 Slovakia 52.1% of GDP 2012
20 Poland 48.3% of GDP 2012
21 Slovenia 47.6% of GDP 2012
22 Czech Republic 45.7% of GDP 2012
23 Denmark 45.6% of GDP 2012
24 Sweden 38.2% of GDP 2012
25 New Zealand 38.1% of GDP 2012
26 South Korea 35.1% of GDP 2012
27 Australia 32.4% of GDP 2012
28 Norway 29.1% of GDP 2012
29 Luxembourg 20.8% of GDP 2012
30 Chile 11.9% of GDP 2012
31 Estonia 5.8% 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/High-income-OECD-countries/Economy/Public-debt

High income OECD countries 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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