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Economy > Government debt > Deficit and financing > Central government debt > Total > Current LCU: 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.".

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Indonesia 660.33 trillion 2004
2 Japan 212.47 trillion 1993
3 Colombia 143.08 trillion 2003
4 India 30.63 trillion 2008
5 Hungary 19.66 trillion 2008
6 Belarus 13.83 trillion 2008
7 Zambia 10.62 trillion 1998
8 Cote d'Ivoire 7.88 trillion 2004
9 United States 7.84 trillion 2008
10 Uganda 7.12 trillion 2008
11 Madagascar 5.78 trillion 2001
12 Cameroon 5.26 trillion 1994
13 Philippines 3.32 trillion 2004
14 Sri Lanka 3.04 trillion 2007
15 Sierra Leone 2.99 trillion 1999
16 Pakistan 2.83 trillion 2000
17 Russia 2.68 trillion 2008
18 Senegal 2.46 trillion 2001
19 Thailand 2.18 trillion 2008
20 Mongolia 2.16 trillion 2007
21 Algeria 2.14 trillion 2002
22 Costa Rica 2.07 trillion 2001
23 Brazil 1.76 trillion 2008
24 Italy 1.67 trillion 2008
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 1.5 trillion 2002
25 France 1.41 trillion 2008
26 Mexico 1.28 trillion 2000
European Union average (profile) 1.24 trillion 2008
27 Sweden 1.23 trillion 2008
28 Iceland 1.23 trillion 2008
29 Jamaica 1.2 trillion 2008
30 Norway 1.14 trillion 2008
31 Bangladesh 1.09 trillion 2003
32 Germany 1.06 trillion 2008
33 China 1.04 trillion 1999
34 Kazakhstan 1.02 trillion 2008
35 Czech Republic 980.39 billion 2008
36 United Kingdom 830.02 billion 2008
37 Burundi 740.3 billion 1999
High income OECD countries average (profile) 708.21 billion 2007
38 Canada 653.98 billion 2002
39 Denmark 571.11 billion 2008
40 Poland 569.31 billion 2008
41 Kenya 477.44 billion 1999
42 Turkey 422.88 billion 2008
43 South Africa 417.45 billion 2000
44 Nepal 395.11 billion 2009
45 Spain 370.18 billion 2008
46 Uruguay 364.21 billion 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 350.5 billion 2008
47 Netherlands 340.76 billion 2008
48 Belgium 303.01 billion 2008
49 Greece 274.46 billion 2008
50 Singapore 264.11 billion 2008
51 Morocco 251.51 billion 2002
52 Australia 213.65 billion 2008
53 Austria 182.2 billion 2008
54 Rwanda 131.61 billion 1992
55 Portugal 126.36 billion 2008
56 Switzerland 120.87 billion 2007
57 Mauritius 95.79 billion 2008
58 Peru 91.98 billion 2008
59 Ireland 86.51 billion 2008
60 Ukraine 77.02 billion 2000
61 Kyrgyzstan 73.39 billion 2001
62 New Zealand 69.02 billion 2007
63 Finland 66.82 billion 2008
64 Guatemala 59.33 billion 2008
65 Zimbabwe 59.3 billion 1997
66 Dominican Republic 57.54 billion 1999
67 Afghanistan 38.95 billion 2006
68 Bhutan 34.76 billion 2009
69 Tunisia 26.84 billion 2009
70 Slovakia 24.59 billion 2008
71 Lithuania 20.46 billion 2008
72 Trinidad and Tobago 16.33 billion 1995
73 Cyprus 14.55 billion 2008
74 Estonia 14.24 billion 2008
75 Jordan 13.87 billion 2007
76 Moldova 11.6 billion 2008
77 Vanuatu 9.45 billion 1999
78 El Salvador 8.71 billion 2008
79 Maldives 8.69 billion 2008
80 Papua New Guinea 8.13 billion 2002
81 Barbados 6.25 billion 2007
82 Georgia 5.15 billion 2008
83 Luxembourg 4.57 billion 2008
84 Congo, Republic of the 4.35 billion 2003
85 Malta 4.34 billion 2008
86 Slovenia 3.73 billion 1999
87 Latvia 3.71 billion 2008
88 Lesotho 3.33 billion 1998
89 The Bahamas 2.77 billion 2008
90 Sudan 2.34 billion 1999
91 Tajikistan 2.05 billion 2001
92 Botswana 1.8 billion 1996
93 Oman 1.52 billion 2001
94 Bahrain 1.45 billion 2004
95 Saint Kitts and Nevis 1.26 billion 2006
96 Fiji 979.11 million 1994
97 San Marino 726.51 million 2006
98 Netherlands Antilles 704.6 million 1995
99 Belize 498.13 million 1996
100 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 314.7 million 1993

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