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Economy > Debt > Central government debt, total > Current LCU per capita: 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. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Belarus 12.78 million 2011
2 Indonesia 7.99 million 2011
3 Japan 6.99 million 2011
4 Colombia 6.96 million 2011
5 Iceland 6.08 million 2011
6 Hungary 2.28 million 2011
7 Mongolia 1.89 million 2011
8 Republic of the Congo 1.35 million 1999
9 Zambia 1.11 million 1998
10 South Korea 1.02 million 1997
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1.02 million 2011
11 Sierra Leone 741,267.15 1999
Non-religious countries average (profile) 644,729.19 2010
High income OECD countries average (profile) 561,661.49 2011
12 Uganda 474,686.49 2011
13 Cote d'Ivoire 459,714.8 2004
14 Jamaica 446,967.62 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 411,525 2011
15 Cameroon 364,592.4 1999
16 Madagascar 355,740.51 2001
17 Paraguay 333,973.75 1993
18 Senegal 243,282.07 2001
19 Kazakhstan 165,574.54 2011
20 Denmark 162,630.34 2011
21 Sri Lanka 151,788.26 2007
22 Sweden 141,766.2 2011
23 Czech Republic 139,346.67 2011
24 Seychelles 129,244.31 2012
European Union average (profile) 128,312.76 2011
25 Uruguay 124,166.6 2011
26 Burundi 113,105.26 1999
27 Norway 111,876.67 2011
28 Hong Kong 107,260.87 2011
29 Mauritius 91,323.91 2011
30 Singapore 71,026.78 2011
31 Albania 64,305.02 1998
32 Philippines 56,222.58 2012
33 Maldives 55,827.86 2010
34 Vanuatu 52,082.76 1999
35 Bhutan 49,335.64 2009
36 Thailand 47,777.58 2011
37 United States 39,342.95 2011
38 Russia 36,335.34 2011
39 Ireland 36,243.64 2011
40 India 35,643.99 2011
41 Barbados 30,599.67 2010
42 Belgium 30,465.01 2011
43 New Zealand 29,292.88 2011
44 Italy 28,825.18 2011
45 France 28,686.72 2011
46 Canada 26,811.82 2011
47 Austria 26,764.16 2011
48 United Kingdom 24,452.9 2011
49 Netherlands 23,814.79 2011
50 Switzerland 20,532.14 2008
51 Rwanda 20,108.63 1992
52 Greece 19,661.19 2011
53 Australia 19,269.88 2011
54 San Marino 18,813.67 2011
Eurozone average (profile) 18,320 2011
55 Cyprus 18,134.41 2011
56 Germany 17,634.07 2011
57 Malaysia 17,155.21 2012
58 Finland 16,791.47 2011
59 Trinidad and Tobago 16,651.25 2007
60 Kenya 15,664.89 1999
61 Pakistan 15,441.35 1998
62 Lithuania 15,282.76 2011
63 Nepal 15,045.19 2010
64 Portugal 14,993.51 2011
65 Kyrgyzstan 14,840.75 2001
66 Morocco 14,229.52 2011
67 Luxembourg 13,845.82 2011
68 Malta 13,279.03 2011
69 Spain 12,711.48 2011
70 Mexico 12,288.5 2000
71 Brazil 11,105.48 2011
72 South Africa 9,487.59 2000
73 Poland 8,751.63 2002
74 Egypt 8,607.8 2007
75 Turkey 8,158.51 2011
76 Ukraine 7,816.76 2011
77 Bangladesh 7,809.08 2003
78 The Bahamas 7,690.47 2008
79 Guatemala 6,095.64 2011
80 Slovakia 5,827.54 2011
81 Moldova 5,483.06 2011
82 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 5,451.48 2001
83 Nigeria 4,868.01 2008
84 Peru 3,209.68 2011
85 Latvia 2,921.74 2011
86 Tunisia 2,696.27 2011
87 Swaziland 2,602.29 2000
88 Belize 2,345.51 1996
89 Jordan 2,323.22 2012
90 Georgia 1,886.7 2012
91 Slovenia 1,879.77 1999
92 Lesotho 1,830.74 1998
93 El Salvador 1,769.01 2011
94 Bulgaria 1,582.97 2011
95 Papua New Guinea 1,435.96 2002
96 Bahrain 1,293.57 2007
97 Fiji 1,278.77 1994
98 Botswana 1,109.14 1996
99 Estonia 840.27 2011
100 China 831.03 1999
101 Ethiopia 771.29 1999
102 Zimbabwe 406.49 1997
103 Oman 405.38 2010
104 Tajikistan 325.32 2001
105 Azerbaijan 299.45 2010
106 Democratic Republic of the Congo 276.21 1997
107 Sudan 86.24 1999

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Debt > Central government debt, total > Current LCU per capita. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files. World Bank World Development Indicators. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Debt/Central-government-debt,-total/Current-LCU-per-capita

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Interesting observations about Economy > Debt > Central government debt, total > Current LCU per capita

  • Indonesia has ranked in the top 2 for debt > central government debt, total > current LCU per capita since 1997.
  • 11 of the top 18 countries by debt > central government debt, total > current LCU per capita are Hot countries.
  • Sudan has ranked last for debt > central government debt, total > current LCU per capita since 1998.
  • 4 of the top 7 countries by debt > central government debt, total > current LCU per capita are Cold countries'.
  • 57 of the top 98 countries by debt > central government debt, total > current LCU per capita are Christian.
  • 2 of the top 3 countries by debt > central government debt, total > current LCU per capita are East Asian and Pacific.
  • 3 of the top 6 countries by debt > central government debt, total > current LCU per capita are European.
  • Japan has ranked in the top 3 for debt > central government debt, total > current LCU per capita since 2005.
  • South Korea has ranked in the top 3 for debt > central government debt, total > current LCU per capita since 1990.
  • 3 of the top 6 countries by debt > central government debt, total > current LCU per capita are Heavily indebted.
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