×

Economy > Government debt > Deficit and financing > Central government debt > Total > % of GDP: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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.".

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Sierra Leone 247.38% 1999
2 Zambia 176.2% 1998
3 Burundi 162.56% 1999
4 Cameroon 131.44% 1994
5 Jordan 115.05% 2007
6 Greece 114.77% 2008
7 Jamaica 112.89% 2008
8 Italy 106.62% 2008
9 Kyrgyzstan 99.33% 2001
10 Madagascar 96.77% 2001
11 Singapore 96.55% 2008
12 Cote d'Ivoire 96.37% 2004
13 Saint Kitts and Nevis 96.1% 2006
14 Barbados 91.62% 2007
15 Belgium 87.91% 2008
16 Cyprus 85.9% 2008
17 Sri Lanka 84.99% 2007
18 Iceland 83.06% 2008
19 Tajikistan 79.8% 2001
20 Portugal 75.91% 2008
21 Pakistan 74.03% 2000
22 Hungary 73.85% 2008
23 Lesotho 73.1% 1998
24 Malta 72.61% 2007
25 France 72.17% 2008
26 Papua New Guinea 69.73% 2002
27 Senegal 68.85% 2001
28 Philippines 68.18% 2004
29 Austria 64.64% 2008
30 San Marino 62.04% 2006
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 60.25% 2002
31 Brazil 58.55% 2008
32 Zimbabwe 58.1% 1997
33 United Kingdom 57.31% 2008
34 Netherlands 57.19% 2008
35 Canada 56.72% 2002
36 Morocco 56.46% 2002
Eurozone average (profile) 56.39% 2008
37 Bhutan 56.23% 2009
38 Uruguay 55.76% 2008
39 India 54.95% 2008
40 United States 54.59% 2008
41 Colombia 54.22% 2003
42 Maldives 53.88% 2008
43 Kenya 52.64% 1999
European Union average (profile) 51.93% 2008
44 Trinidad and Tobago 51.51% 1995
45 Tunisia 50.25% 2009
46 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 48.81% 1993
47 Rwanda 48.43% 1992
48 Ireland 47.58% 2008
49 Algeria 47.09% 2002
50 Mongolia 46.89% 2007
51 Ukraine 45.29% 2000
52 South Africa 45.27% 2000
53 Norway 44.95% 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 44.77% 2007
=54 European Union 44.73% 2008
=54 Poland 44.73% 2008
56 Turkey 44.49% 2008
57 Japan 44.19% 1993
58 Germany 42.65% 2008
59 Nepal 41.16% 2009
60 El Salvador 39.39% 2008
61 New Zealand 38.89% 2007
62 Belize 38.84% 1996
63 Sweden 38.4% 2008
64 Costa Rica 38.31% 2001
65 Fiji 36.64% 1994
66 Slovakia 36.59% 2008
67 The Bahamas 36.44% 2007
68 Finland 36.28% 2008
=69 Bangladesh 36.16% 2003
=69 Mauritius 36.16% 2008
71 Bahrain 34.41% 2004
72 Spain 34.01% 2008
73 Denmark 32.87% 2008
74 Uganda 29.08% 2008
75 Indonesia 28.76% 2004
76 Georgia 27.03% 2008
77 Czech Republic 26.58% 2008
78 Vanuatu 26.42% 1999
79 Peru 24.35% 2008
80 Thailand 24.01% 2008
81 Mexico 23.22% 2000
82 Switzerland 23.2% 2007
83 Latvia 22.77% 2008
84 Slovenia 22.18% 1999
85 Guatemala 20.14% 2008
86 Oman 19.87% 2001
87 Moldova 18.44% 2008
88 Lithuania 18.41% 2008
89 Australia 18.08% 2008
90 Dominican Republic 16.74% 1999
91 Luxembourg 11.62% 2008
92 China 11.61% 1999
93 Botswana 11.27% 1996
94 Belarus 10.66% 2008
95 Afghanistan 9.56% 2006
96 Sudan 8.66% 1999
97 Russia 6.47% 2008
98 Kazakhstan 6.33% 2008
99 Estonia 5.66% 2008
100 Congo, Republic of the 0.21% 2003

Citation

"Countries Compared by Economy > Government debt > Deficit and financing > Central government debt > Total > % of GDP. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/Government-debt/Deficit-and-financing/Central-government-debt/Total/%-of-GDP

Economy > Government debt > Deficit and financing > Central government debt > Total > % of GDP: Countries Compared Map

NationMaster

Interesting observations about Economy > Government debt > Deficit and financing > Central government debt > Total > % of GDP

Follow us on Facebook to get interesting stats: