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Economy > Debt > Central government debt, total > Current LCU: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Central government debt, total (current LCU). 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 Indonesia 1,947.37 trillion 2011
2 Japan 893.37 trillion 2011
3 Colombia 327.57 trillion 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 130.45 trillion 2011
4 Belarus 121.11 trillion 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 77.3 trillion 2010
5 South Korea 47.05 trillion 1997
6 India 43.53 trillion 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 36.89 trillion 2011
7 Hungary 22.77 trillion 2011
8 Uganda 16.68 trillion 2011
9 United States 12.26 trillion 2011
10 Zambia 10.62 trillion 1998
11 Cote d'Ivoire 7.88 trillion 2004
12 Madagascar 5.78 trillion 2001
13 Cameroon 5.66 trillion 1999
14 Philippines 5.44 trillion 2012
15 Mongolia 5.2 trillion 2011
16 Russia 5.19 trillion 2011
17 Republic of the Congo 4.11 trillion 1999
18 Thailand 3.18 trillion 2011
19 Sri Lanka 3.04 trillion 2007
20 Sierra Leone 2.99 trillion 1999
21 Kazakhstan 2.74 trillion 2011
22 Senegal 2.46 trillion 2001
23 Brazil 2.19 trillion 2011
24 Pakistan 2.12 trillion 1998
25 Iceland 1.94 trillion 2011
26 France 1.88 trillion 2011
27 Italy 1.75 trillion 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 1.71 trillion 2011
28 United Kingdom 1.53 trillion 2011
29 Paraguay 1.53 trillion 1993
European Union average (profile) 1.47 trillion 2011
30 Czech Republic 1.46 trillion 2011
31 Germany 1.44 trillion 2011
32 Sweden 1.34 trillion 2011
33 Mexico 1.28 trillion 2000
34 Jamaica 1.2 trillion 2008
35 Bangladesh 1.09 trillion 2003
36 China 1.04 trillion 1999
37 Canada 924.58 billion 2011
38 Denmark 905.94 billion 2011
39 Hong Kong 758.51 billion 2011
40 Burundi 740.3 billion 1999
41 Nigeria 736.08 billion 2008
42 Egypt 638.95 billion 2007
43 Turkey 596.05 billion 2011
44 Spain 586.95 billion 2011
45 Norway 554.13 billion 2011
46 Malaysia 501.62 billion 2012
47 Kenya 477.44 billion 1999
48 Morocco 456.19 billion 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 430.76 billion 2011
49 Australia 430.18 billion 2011
50 Uruguay 420.12 billion 2011
51 South Africa 417.45 billion 2000
52 Nepal 403.9 billion 2010
53 Netherlands 397.54 billion 2011
54 Singapore 368.18 billion 2011
55 Ukraine 357.27 billion 2011
56 Belgium 336.57 billion 2011
57 Poland 334.58 billion 2002
58 Austria 225.45 billion 2011
59 Greece 222.17 billion 2011
60 Albania 213.84 billion 1998
61 Ireland 165.88 billion 2011
62 Portugal 158.29 billion 2011
63 Switzerland 157.02 billion 2008
64 Rwanda 131.61 billion 1992
65 New Zealand 129.04 billion 2011
66 Mauritius 117.45 billion 2011
67 Peru 95.05 billion 2011
68 Finland 90.48 billion 2011
69 Guatemala 89.65 billion 2011
70 Kyrgyzstan 73.39 billion 2001
71 Ethiopia 49.48 billion 1999
72 Lithuania 46.31 billion 2011
73 Bhutan 34.76 billion 2009
74 Slovakia 31.46 billion 2011
75 Tunisia 28.78 billion 2011
76 Trinidad and Tobago 21.81 billion 2007
77 Cyprus 20.25 billion 2011
78 Moldova 19.52 billion 2011
79 Maldives 18.18 billion 2010
80 Jordan 14.68 billion 2012
81 Democratic Republic of the Congo 12.17 billion 1997
82 Bulgaria 11.63 billion 2011
83 Seychelles 11.35 billion 2012
84 El Salvador 11.07 billion 2011
85 Vanuatu 9.45 billion 1999
86 Barbados 8.58 billion 2010
87 Georgia 8.51 billion 2012
88 Papua New Guinea 8.13 billion 2002
89 Luxembourg 7.18 billion 2011
90 Latvia 6.01 billion 2011
91 Malta 5.53 billion 2011
92 Zimbabwe 4.9 billion 1997
93 Slovenia 3.73 billion 1999
94 Lesotho 3.33 billion 1998
95 Swaziland 2.77 billion 2000
96 Azerbaijan 2.71 billion 2010
97 The Bahamas 2.68 billion 2008
98 Sudan 2.34 billion 1999
99 Tajikistan 2.05 billion 2001
100 Botswana 1.8 billion 1996
101 Bahrain 1.34 billion 2007
102 Oman 1.14 billion 2010
103 Estonia 1.13 billion 2011
104 Fiji 979.11 million 1994
105 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 588.7 million 2001
106 San Marino 584.13 million 2011
107 Belize 498.13 million 1996

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