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Economy > Interest payments > % of expense: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: 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 Turkey 55.22% 2001
2 Lebanon 45.8% 2004
3 Jamaica 43.03% 2005
4 Philippines 32.31% 2005
5 Guinea 32.19% 1999
6 Pakistan 28.9% 2005
7 Congo, Republic of the 28.63% 2003
8 Egypt 26.8% 2002
9 Argentina 26.31% 2004
10 Ecuador 25.55% 1994
11 India 25.52% 2004
12 Sri Lanka 24.26% 2005
13 The Gambia 23.63% 1990
14 Madagascar 23.3% 2004
15 Cameroon 22.44% 1999
16 Panama 21.46% 2001
17 Zimbabwe 21.18% 1997
18 Ghana 20.8% 2004
19 Saint Kitts and Nevis 20.63% 2003
20 Papua New Guinea 20.61% 2002
21 Japan 20.48% 1990
22 Zambia 19.89% 1999
23 Bangladesh 19.51% 2004
24 Colombia 19.39% 2005
25 Sierra Leone 18.83% 2004
26 Costa Rica 18.19% 2005
South Asia average (profile) 17.67% 2004
27 Albania 16.9% 2004
28 Indonesia 16.15% 2004
29 Uruguay 15.9% 2005
30 Brazil 14.61% 1998
31 Barbados 14.12% 2004
32 Mexico 13.33% 2000
33 Seychelles 13.16% 2005
34 Trinidad and Tobago 12.66% 2004
35 Algeria 12.5% 2002
36 El Salvador 12.47% 2005
37 Malaysia 12.44% 2003
Emerging markets average (profile) 12.27% 2004
38 Mauritius 12.27% 2005
39 Cote d'Ivoire 12.15% 2005
40 Morocco 12.09% 2005
41 Rwanda 11.8% 1992
=42 Belize 11.73% 1997
=42 Venezuela 11.73% 2005
44 Italy 11.55% 2005
45 Israel 11.45% 2005
46 South Africa 11.34% 2005
47 Cyprus 11.26% 2005
=48 The Bahamas 10.85% 2005
=48 Peru 10.85% 2005
50 Guatemala 10.76% 2005
51 Yemen 10.61% 1999
52 Greece 10.55% 2005
53 Kenya 10.44% 2004
54 Fiji 10.28% 2005
55 Bolivia 10.03% 2005
56 Sudan 9.95% 1999
57 Tunisia 9.69% 2005
58 United States 9.61% 2005
59 Hungary 9.59% 2005
60 Dominican Republic 9.57% 2004
61 Belgium 9.5% 2005
62 Malta 9.22% 2004
63 Nicaragua 9.04% 2005
64 Kyrgyzstan 8.98% 2001
65 Denmark 8.77% 2004
66 Central African Republic 8.56% 2004
67 Iceland 8.44% 2002
68 Romania 8.43% 2002
69 Netherlands Antilles 8.37% 1995
70 Canada 8.29% 2005
71 Namibia 8.21% 2003
72 Thailand 7.86% 2005
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 7.59% 2005
73 Burundi 7.4% 1996
74 Paraguay 7.13% 2005
75 Nepal 7% 2005
76 Ethiopia 6.88% 2002
77 Austria 6.72% 2005
78 Poland 6.71% 2005
79 Jordan 6.51% 2005
80 Uganda 6.48% 2003
81 Togo 6.47% 2005
NATO countries average (profile) 6.3% 2004
82 Portugal 6.11% 2005
Eurozone average (profile) 6.02% 2005
83 Spain 6% 2005
84 Georgia 5.97% 2005
High income OECD countries average (profile) 5.9% 2005
85 South Korea 5.85% 2005
86 Senegal 5.82% 2001
European Union average (profile) 5.74% 2005
87 Burkina Faso 5.69% 2005
88 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5.65% 1999
89 France 5.45% 2005
90 Croatia 5.42% 2005
91 Germany 5.38% 2005
92 Bahrain 5.28% 2005
93 New Zealand 5.26% 2005
94 United Kingdom 5.24% 2005
95 Tajikistan 5.23% 2004
96 Lesotho 5.2% 2004
97 Netherlands 5.14% 2005
98 Swaziland 5.08% 2003
99 Slovakia 5.01% 2005
100 Russia 4.83% 2005
101 Switzerland 4.73% 2002
=102 Sweden 4.72% 2005
=102 Bulgaria 4.72% 2005
104 Chile 4.58% 2005
105 Oman 4.57% 2001
106 Finland 4.37% 2005
107 Moldova 4.26% 2005
108 China 4.17% 2004
109 Bhutan 4.07% 2004
110 Slovenia 3.99% 2005
111 Mongolia 3.92% 2003
112 Australia 3.87% 2005
113 Vanuatu 3.59% 1999
114 Ireland 3.22% 2005
115 Maldives 3.02% 2005
116 Lithuania 2.91% 2005
117 Cambodia 2.83% 2005
118 Norway 2.55% 2005
119 Armenia 2.44% 2005
120 Serbia and Montenegro 2.43% 2002
121 Azerbaijan 2.28% 1999
122 Czech Republic 2.16% 2005
123 Kazakhstan 2.14% 2005
124 Ukraine 2.05% 2005
125 Botswana 1.96% 1996
126 Latvia 1.9% 2005
127 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.64% 2005
128 Iran 1.22% 2005
129 Belarus 1.19% 2005
130 San Marino 1.13% 2004
131 Benin 1.05% 2005
132 Singapore 1.04% 2004
133 Estonia 0.4% 2004
134 Afghanistan 0.35% 2005
135 Luxembourg 0.24% 2005
136 Kuwait 0.21% 2005
137 Macau 0.01% 1998

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