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Economy > Debt > Central government debt, total > % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Central government debt, total (% of GDP). 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.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Republic of the Congo 283.75% 1999
2 Sierra Leone 247.38% 1999
3 Japan 189.83% 2011
4 Zambia 176.2% 1998
5 Burundi 162.56% 1999
6 Democratic Republic of the Congo 152.19% 1997
7 Jamaica 120.43% 2008
8 Iceland 119.09% 2011
9 Cyprus 113.25% 2011
10 Italy 110.75% 2011
11 Singapore 110.2% 2011
12 Greece 106.54% 2011
13 Ireland 102.02% 2011
14 United Kingdom 99.84% 2011
15 Kyrgyzstan 99.33% 2001
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 97.26% 2011
16 Madagascar 96.77% 2001
17 Barbados 96.76% 2010
18 Cote d'Ivoire 96.37% 2004
19 France 93.7% 2011
20 Portugal 92.5% 2011
21 Cameroon 91.66% 1999
22 Belgium 91.15% 2011
23 Egypt 85.79% 2007
24 Sri Lanka 84.99% 2007
25 Ethiopia 84.18% 1999
26 Malta 84.04% 2011
27 Hungary 82.38% 2011
28 Tajikistan 79.8% 2001
29 Pakistan 79.08% 1998
30 United States 78.92% 2011
31 Austria 75.34% 2011
32 Lesotho 73.62% 1998
33 Seychelles 73.35% 2012
Eurozone average (profile) 70.99% 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 69.93% 2011
34 Papua New Guinea 69.73% 2002
35 Senegal 68.85% 2001
36 Jordan 66.82% 2012
37 Maldives 66.56% 2010
38 Netherlands 66.36% 2011
European Union average (profile) 65.64% 2011
39 New Zealand 62.48% 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 61.45% 2011
40 European Union 61.23% 2011
41 San Marino 59.05% 2008
Non-religious countries average (profile) 58.99% 2010
42 Zimbabwe 57.41% 1997
43 Morocco 56.84% 2011
44 Bhutan 56.77% 2009
45 Spain 56.1% 2011
46 Germany 55.27% 2011
47 Malaysia 53.29% 2012
48 Brazil 52.79% 2011
49 Colombia 52.7% 2011
50 Kenya 52.64% 1999
51 Canada 52.53% 2011
52 Albania 51.86% 1998
53 Philippines 51.46% 2012
54 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 50.59% 2001
55 Denmark 50.57% 2011
56 India 48.5% 2011
57 Rwanda 48.43% 1992
58 Finland 47.95% 2011
59 El Salvador 47.83% 2011
60 Mongolia 46.87% 2011
61 Uruguay 46.84% 2011
62 Turkey 45.93% 2011
63 Slovakia 45.61% 2011
64 South Africa 45.27% 2000
65 Tunisia 44.03% 2011
66 Lithuania 43.54% 2011
67 Uganda 42.69% 2011
68 Latvia 42.13% 2011
69 Poland 41.38% 2002
70 Belarus 40.75% 2011
71 Hong Kong 39.18% 2011
72 Belize 38.84% 1996
73 Sweden 38.49% 2011
74 Czech Republic 38.25% 2011
75 Fiji 36.64% 1994
76 Mauritius 36.37% 2011
77 Bangladesh 36.16% 2003
78 Nepal 33.86% 2010
79 Georgia 32.57% 2012
80 The Bahamas 32.48% 2008
81 Australia 30.64% 2011
82 Thailand 30.18% 2011
83 Switzerland 27.65% 2008
84 Ukraine 27.44% 2011
85 Vanuatu 27.3% 1999
86 Indonesia 26.24% 2011
87 Swaziland 26.16% 2000
88 Guatemala 24.15% 2011
89 Moldova 23.71% 2011
90 Slovenia 22.03% 1999
91 Norway 20.15% 2011
92 Mexico 19.5% 2000
93 Bahrain 19.23% 2007
94 Peru 19.1% 2011
95 Luxembourg 17.2% 2011
96 Trinidad and Tobago 15.93% 2007
97 Bulgaria 15.45% 2011
98 Paraguay 12.1% 1993
99 China 11.61% 1999
100 Botswana 11.16% 1996
101 Kazakhstan 9.94% 2011
102 South Korea 9.58% 1997
103 Russia 9.31% 2011
104 Sudan 8.66% 1999
105 Estonia 6.94% 2011
106 Azerbaijan 6.38% 2010
107 Oman 5.02% 2010
108 Nigeria 2.98% 2008

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