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Economy > Debt > Interest payments > % of expense: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Interest payments (% of expense). Interest payments include interest payments on government debt--including long-term bonds, long-term loans, and other debt instruments--to domestic and foreign residents.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Lebanon 34.3% 2011
2 Guinea 32.19% 1999
3 Sri Lanka 30.58% 2011
4 Jamaica 28.96% 2011
5 Argentina 26.31% 2004
6 Pakistan 26.02% 2012
7 Ecuador 25.55% 1994
8 Brazil 22.88% 2011
9 Cameroon 22.44% 1999
10 Panama 21.46% 2001
11 The Gambia 21.39% 1990
12 Zimbabwe 21.18% 1997
13 Saint Kitts and Nevis 21.14% 2011
14 Papua New Guinea 20.61% 2002
15 Egypt 19.08% 2011
16 India 18.98% 2011
17 Philippines 18.27% 2012
18 Republic of the Congo 18.16% 2005
19 Bangladesh 17.29% 2011
20 Albania 16.9% 2004
South Asia average (profile) 15.72% 2011
21 Barbados 15.7% 2010
22 Colombia 15.56% 2011
23 Turkey 15.38% 2011
24 Belize 14.02% 2009
25 Seychelles 13.92% 2012
26 The Bahamas 13.8% 2011
27 Greece 13.63% 2011
28 Mexico 13.33% 2000
29 Iceland 12.79% 2011
30 Ghana 12.74% 2011
31 Dominican Republic 12.71% 2010
32 Grenada 12.27% 2011
33 Bhutan 12.16% 2009
34 Rwanda 11.8% 1992
35 Venezuela 11.73% 2005
36 Guatemala 11.5% 2011
37 Italy 11.1% 2011
38 Yemen 10.61% 1999
39 Israel 10.6% 2012
40 Zambia 10.27% 2010
41 Kenya 10.07% 2011
42 El Salvador 10.03% 2011
43 Fiji 10.01% 2006
44 Sudan 9.95% 1999
45 Malaysia 9.59% 2012
46 Bolivia 9.54% 2007
Emerging markets average (profile) 9.47% 2011
47 Mauritius 9.45% 2011
48 Japan 9.2% 2011
49 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 9.13% 2011
50 Sierra Leone 9.09% 2011
51 Jordan 8.99% 2012
52 Nigeria 8.92% 2008
53 Hungary 8.9% 2011
54 Canada 8.89% 2011
55 Portugal 8.88% 2011
56 Central African Republic 8.56% 2004
57 Uruguay 8.33% 2011
58 Costa Rica 8.32% 2011
59 United States 8.28% 2011
60 Maldives 8% 2011
61 South Africa 7.94% 2011
62 Indonesia 7.93% 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 7.88% 2011
63 Namibia 7.72% 2007
64 Trinidad and Tobago 7.59% 2010
65 Burundi 7.4% 1996
66 Malta 7.39% 2011
67 United Kingdom 7.28% 2011
68 Ireland 7.21% 2011
69 Poland 7.06% 2011
70 Belgium 6.99% 2011
71 Nicaragua 6.89% 2011
72 Peru 6.82% 2011
73 Madagascar 6.73% 2008
74 Spain 6.59% 2011
75 Honduras 6.52% 2012
76 Qatar 6.51% 2010
77 Austria 6.29% 2011
NATO countries average (profile) 6.26% 2011
78 Nepal 6.24% 2012
79 Thailand 6.14% 2011
80 Croatia 6.08% 2011
High income OECD countries average (profile) 6.01% 2011
81 Senegal 5.82% 2001
Eurozone average (profile) 5.8% 2011
82 South Korea 5.78% 2011
83 Laos 5.73% 2011
84 Uganda 5.72% 2011
Non-religious countries average (profile) 5.66% 2011
European Union average (profile) 5.58% 2011
85 Lithuania 5.56% 2011
86 Tunisia 5.56% 2011
87 Liberia 5.47% 2011
Europe average (profile) 5.26% 2011
88 Cape Verde 5.25% 2009
89 Germany 5.25% 2011
90 Tajikistan 5.23% 2004
91 European Union 5.21% 2011
92 Swaziland 5.18% 2003
93 France 5.17% 2011
94 Cyprus 5.16% 2011
95 Bahrain 5.04% 2007
96 Ukraine 4.94% 2011
97 Australia 4.64% 2011
98 Burkina Faso 4.5% 2011
99 Slovakia 4.39% 2011
100 Romania 4.39% 2011
101 Kyrgyzstan 4.38% 2011
102 Latvia 4.37% 2011
103 Togo 4.19% 2011
104 China 4.17% 2004
105 Armenia 4.17% 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 4.02% 2011
106 Denmark 4.01% 2011
107 Switzerland 3.77% 2008
108 Netherlands 3.77% 2011
109 Georgia 3.74% 2012
110 Ethiopia 3.68% 2011
111 Vanuatu 3.59% 1999
112 Slovenia 3.58% 2011
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 3.43% 2011
113 Czech Republic 3.33% 2011
114 Finland 3.32% 2011
115 Serbia 3.29% 2011
116 Belarus 3.28% 2011
117 Morocco 3.17% 2011
118 Democratic Republic of the Congo 3.15% 2010
119 New Zealand 3.15% 2011
120 Benin 3.02% 2011
121 Sweden 3.02% 2011
122 Niger 2.98% 2007
123 Kazakhstan 2.9% 2011
124 Mali 2.83% 2010
125 Chile 2.75% 2011
126 Cambodia 2.48% 2011
127 Moldova 2.45% 2011
128 Bulgaria 2.17% 2011
129 Azerbaijan 2.17% 2011
130 Republic of Macedonia 2.07% 2008
131 Russia 1.94% 2011
132 Norway 1.91% 2011
133 Botswana 1.82% 2011
134 Paraguay 1.81% 2011
135 Lesotho 1.72% 2008
136 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.44% 2011
137 Mongolia 1.18% 2011
138 Luxembourg 1.14% 2011
139 San Marino 0.898% 2011
140 Algeria 0.875% 2011
141 Iran 0.731% 2009
142 Oman 0.553% 2012
143 Hong Kong 0.368% 2011
144 Estonia 0.197% 2011
145 Kuwait 0.0575% 2007
146 Afghanistan 0.0182% 2011
147 Macau 0.0139% 1998
148 Singapore 0.00958% 2011

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"Countries Compared by Economy > Debt > Interest payments > % of expense. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files. World Bank World Development Indicators. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Debt/Interest-payments/%-of-expense

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