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Economy > Central government debt > Total > % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Debt is the entire stock of direct government fixed-term contractual obligations to others outstanding on a particular date. It includes domestic and foreign liabilities such as currency and money deposits, securities other than shares, and loans. It is the gross amount of government liabilities reduced by the amount of equity and financial derivatives held by the government. Because debt is a stock rather than a flow, it is measured as of a given date, usually the last day of the fiscal year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Madagascar 483.84% 2001
2 Sierra Leone 247.38% 1999
3 Zambia 176.2% 1998
4 Burundi 162.56% 1999
5 Democratic Republic of the Congo 152.19% 1997
6 Jamaica 139.6% 2005
7 Greece 137.85% 2005
8 Mongolia 119.83% 2003
9 Italy 114.44% 2005
10 Singapore 108.91% 2004
11 Cyprus 108.34% 2004
12 Cameroon 107.88% 1998
13 Cote d'Ivoire 107.86% 2005
14 Kyrgyzstan 99.33% 2001
15 Sri Lanka 94.18% 2005
16 Jordan 89.13% 2004
17 Belgium 88.65% 2005
18 Malta 87.96% 2004
19 Tajikistan 79.8% 2001
20 Uruguay 78.67% 2005
21 Pakistan 74.67% 2000
22 Portugal 73.7% 2005
23 Senegal 73.65% 2001
24 Bhutan 72.38% 2004
25 France 71.88% 2005
26 Philippines 69.92% 2004
27 Papua New Guinea 69.73% 2002
28 Maldives 69.29% 2005
29 Lesotho 67.77% 1998
30 Hungary 67.24% 2005
31 Austria 66.61% 2005
32 India 65.35% 2004
Eurozone average (profile) 64.16% 2004
33 Morocco 63.23% 2002
34 Iceland 61.79% 2002
35 Tunisia 59% 2005
36 Zimbabwe 58.1% 1997
37 Nepal 57.19% 2005
38 Colombia 56.73% 2005
39 Netherlands 55.54% 2005
40 Peru 55.49% 1994
41 Sweden 54.26% 2005
42 Kenya 52.64% 1999
43 Albania 51.86% 1998
44 Trinidad and Tobago 51.51% 1995
45 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 48.81% 1993
46 United Kingdom 48.76% 2000
47 Canada 48.72% 2004
48 El Salvador 48.68% 2005
49 Rwanda 48.43% 1992
50 United States 47.17% 2005
51 Algeria 47.09% 2002
52 New Zealand 46.36% 2005
53 Finland 45.56% 2004
54 Ukraine 45.29% 2000
55 South Africa 45.27% 2000
56 Uganda 44.86% 2000
57 Spain 44.43% 2005
=58 Japan 44.19% 1993
=58 Germany 44.19% 2005
South Asia average (profile) 43.85% 2003
60 Mauritius 43.84% 2005
61 Denmark 42.18% 2004
62 Poland 41.51% 2005
63 Russia 41.35% 2002
64 Belize 38.67% 1996
65 Costa Rica 38.31% 2001
66 Egypt 37.39% 1999
67 Slovakia 37.23% 2005
68 Norway 36.97% 2005
69 Fiji 36.64% 1994
70 Bangladesh 36.16% 2003
71 Georgia 35.16% 2005
72 Moldova 33.22% 2005
73 The Bahamas 30.27% 2000
74 Bahrain 29.91% 2005
75 Ireland 29.62% 2005
76 Vanuatu 29.15% 1999
77 Indonesia 29.05% 2004
78 Switzerland 28.55% 2002
79 Thailand 27.29% 2005
80 Mexico 23.22% 2000
81 Czech Republic 23.06% 2005
82 Slovenia 22.79% 1999
83 Lithuania 21.38% 2005
84 Australia 21.35% 2005
85 Dominican Republic 20.65% 1999
86 Oman 19.87% 2001
87 Guatemala 18.28% 2005
88 San Marino 16.55% 2002
89 Latvia 13.66% 2001
90 Belarus 12.34% 2002
91 China 11.61% 1999
92 Botswana 11.26% 1996
93 Estonia 9.61% 2004
94 South Korea 9.58% 1997
95 Afghanistan 9.39% 2005
96 Sudan 8.66% 1999
97 Kazakhstan 7.06% 2005
98 Luxembourg 3.96% 2005
99 Congo, Republic of the 0.21% 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Central government debt > Total > % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", World Development Indicators database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Central-government-debt/Total/%-of-GDP

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