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

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

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Lebanon 40.17% 2011
2 Pakistan 37.98% 2012
3 Sri Lanka 37.57% 2011
4 Jamaica 31.5% 2011
5 Argentina 26.46% 2004
6 Egypt 25.28% 2011
7 India 24.68% 2011
8 Brazil 24.09% 2011
9 Zimbabwe 23.81% 1997
10 Guinea 23.25% 1999
11 Ecuador 21.76% 1994
12 Philippines 20.73% 2012
13 Barbados 20.27% 2010
14 Papua New Guinea 19.9% 2002
South Asia average (profile) 19.56% 2011
15 Panama 19.31% 2001
16 Cameroon 19.16% 1999
17 Saint Kitts and Nevis 17.51% 2011
18 Greece 17.34% 2011
19 Bangladesh 15.86% 2011
20 Japan 15.68% 2011
21 Turkey 15.6% 2011
22 Albania 15.49% 2004
23 Iceland 15.36% 2011
24 Colombia 15.19% 2011
25 The Bahamas 14.63% 2011
26 The Gambia 14.3% 1990
27 Mexico 13.96% 2000
28 Belize 13.37% 2009
29 United States 12.76% 2011
30 Dominican Republic 12.51% 2010
31 Guatemala 12.48% 2011
32 Ghana 12.46% 2011
33 Israel 12.33% 2012
34 Italy 12.23% 2011
35 Rwanda 12.15% 1992
36 Jordan 11.53% 2012
37 Sierra Leone 11.53% 2011
38 Kenya 10.71% 2011
39 Grenada 10.62% 2011
Emerging markets average (profile) 10.45% 2011
40 Venezuela 10.4% 2005
41 El Salvador 10.36% 2011
42 Seychelles 10.32% 2012
43 Fiji 10.3% 2006
44 Ireland 10.06% 2011
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 10% 2011
45 Yemen 9.69% 1999
46 Portugal 9.67% 2011
47 Canada 9.54% 2011
48 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 9.4% 2011
49 Malaysia 9.4% 2012
50 Sudan 9.39% 1999
51 South Africa 9.05% 2011
52 Costa Rica 9.04% 2011
53 Zambia 9.02% 2010
54 United Kingdom 8.71% 2011
55 Mauritius 8.53% 2011
56 Burundi 8.42% 1996
57 Bhutan 8.41% 2009
58 Hungary 8.3% 2011
59 Uruguay 8.08% 2011
60 Bolivia 7.99% 2007
61 Central African Republic 7.98% 2004
62 Malta 7.87% 2011
63 Maldives 7.75% 2011
64 Indonesia 7.71% 2011
65 Poland 7.62% 2011
66 Belgium 7.6% 2011
67 Spain 7.47% 2011
68 Trinidad and Tobago 7.07% 2010
High income OECD countries average (profile) 7.02% 2011
69 Honduras 6.92% 2012
NATO countries average (profile) 6.9% 2011
70 Croatia 6.74% 2011
71 Austria 6.68% 2011
72 Nigeria 6.62% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 6.57% 2011
73 Republic of the Congo 6.5% 2005
Non-religious countries average (profile) 6.43% 2011
74 Lithuania 6.39% 2011
75 Namibia 6.29% 2007
European Union average (profile) 6.22% 2011
76 Nicaragua 6% 2011
77 Thailand 5.94% 2011
78 Tunisia 5.81% 2011
79 Uganda 5.81% 2011
80 France 5.78% 2011
81 European Union 5.74% 2011
82 Peru 5.72% 2011
Europe average (profile) 5.7% 2011
83 Cyprus 5.69% 2011
84 Nepal 5.67% 2012
85 Germany 5.31% 2011
86 Australia 5.28% 2011
87 Slovakia 5.24% 2011
88 Ukraine 5.17% 2011
89 Tajikistan 5.09% 2004
90 South Korea 5.07% 2011
91 Romania 5% 2011
92 Liberia 4.71% 2011
93 Swaziland 4.62% 2003
94 Senegal 4.56% 2001
95 Latvia 4.54% 2011
96 Denmark 4.22% 2011
97 Cape Verde 4.19% 2009
98 Netherlands 4.11% 2011
Eastern Europe average (profile) 4.07% 2011
99 Slovenia 3.98% 2011
Cold countries average (profile) 3.95% 2008
100 Kyrgyzstan 3.95% 2011
101 Madagascar 3.91% 2008
102 Armenia 3.85% 2011
103 Czech Republic 3.78% 2011
104 New Zealand 3.75% 2011
105 Qatar 3.56% 2010
106 Serbia 3.53% 2011
107 Georgia 3.52% 2012
108 Switzerland 3.49% 2008
109 Vanuatu 3.41% 1999
110 Finland 3.38% 2011
111 China 3.26% 2010
112 Bahrain 3.24% 2007
Former Soviet republics average (profile) 3.2% 2011
113 Morocco 3.14% 2011
114 Laos 3.13% 2011
115 Belarus 2.97% 2011
116 Sweden 2.93% 2011
117 Togo 2.88% 2011
118 Burkina Faso 2.7% 2011
119 Ethiopia 2.59% 2011
120 Moldova 2.47% 2011
121 Chile 2.42% 2011
122 Benin 2.21% 2011
123 Bulgaria 2.18% 2011
124 Mali 2.04% 2010
125 Republic of Macedonia 1.89% 2008
126 Kazakhstan 1.8% 2011
127 Niger 1.8% 2007
128 Cambodia 1.76% 2011
129 Botswana 1.53% 2011
130 Russia 1.52% 2011
131 Paraguay 1.5% 2011
132 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.4% 2011
133 Lesotho 1.33% 2008
134 Norway 1.33% 2011
135 Democratic Republic of the Congo 1.28% 2010
136 Luxembourg 1.11% 2011
137 Azerbaijan 1.07% 2011
138 Mongolia 0.952% 2011
139 San Marino 0.934% 2011
140 Algeria 0.639% 2011
141 Iran 0.566% 2009
142 Oman 0.322% 2012
143 Hong Kong 0.295% 2011
144 Estonia 0.189% 2011
145 Kuwait 0.0267% 2007
146 Macau 0.0117% 1998
147 Afghanistan 0.0115% 2011
148 Singapore 0.00719% 2011

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"Countries Compared by Economy > Debt > Interest payments > % of revenue. 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-revenue

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