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Middle Eastern and North Africa 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 Lebanon 119.6% of GDP 2012
2 Egypt 88% of GDP 2012
3 Jordan 75.5% of GDP 2012
4 Morocco 71.2% of GDP 2012
5 Israel 66.9% of GDP 2012
6 Bahrain 54.2% of GDP 2012
7 Syria 52.4% of GDP 2012
8 Tunisia 46.1% of GDP 2012
9 United Arab Emirates 42.6% of GDP 2012
10 Yemen 41.8% of GDP 2012
11 Qatar 32.8% of GDP 2012
12 Iran 18.4% of GDP 2012
13 Saudi Arabia 11.8% of GDP 2012
14 Algeria 8.3% of GDP 2012
15 Kuwait 6% of GDP 2012
16 Oman 4.3% of GDP 2012
17 Libya 4.1% 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/Middle-Eastern-and-North-Africa/Economy/Public-debt

Middle Eastern and North Africa 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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