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Government > Spending > 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 Lebanon 36.97% 2008
2 Jamaica 35.41% 2008
3 Saint Kitts and Nevis 28.38% 2006
4 Pakistan 26.39% 2007
5 Argentina 26.31% 2004
6 Ecuador 25.55% 1994
7 Sri Lanka 25.07% 2008
8 Turkey 24.01% 2008
9 Cameroon 23.93% 1994
10 Bangladesh 22.9% 2008
11 Philippines 22.35% 2008
12 India 21.7% 2008
13 Panama 21.46% 2001
14 The Gambia 21.39% 1990
15 Zimbabwe 21.18% 1997
16 Papua New Guinea 20.61% 2002
17 Japan 20.48% 1990
18 Sierra Leone 18.83% 2004
19 Seychelles 17.67% 2008
20 Colombia 17.27% 2003
21 Indonesia 16.15% 2004
22 Mauritius 15.55% 2008
23 Brazil 15.01% 2008
South Asia average (profile) 14.65% 2008
24 Barbados 14.22% 2007
25 Mexico 13.33% 2000
26 Guinea 12.56% 1992
27 Malaysia 12.44% 2003
28 Bhutan 12.16% 2009
29 Italy 11.98% 2008
30 Rwanda 11.8% 1992
Emerging markets average (profile) 11.78% 2004
=31 Belize 11.73% 1997
=31 Venezuela 11.73% 2005
33 Guatemala 11.46% 2008
34 Uruguay 11.24% 2008
35 Kenya 11.06% 2008
36 Ghana 10.95% 2008
37 Congo, Republic of the 10.85% 2005
38 The Bahamas 10.78% 2008
39 Nicaragua 10.74% 2001
40 El Salvador 10.57% 2008
41 Cyprus 10.47% 2008
42 Canada 10.21% 2008
43 Madagascar 10.07% 2007
44 Fiji 10.01% 2006
45 Sudan 9.95% 1999
46 Greece 9.84% 2008
47 Costa Rica 9.75% 2008
48 Cote d'Ivoire 9.68% 2008
49 Bolivia 9.54% 2007
50 Peru 9.16% 2008
51 Grenada 9.13% 1995
52 Hungary 8.84% 2008
53 Israel 8.6% 2008
54 Central African Republic 8.56% 2004
55 Netherlands Antilles 8.37% 1995
56 Dominican Republic 8.34% 2007
57 Belgium 8.32% 2008
58 Uganda 8.28% 2008
59 Trinidad and Tobago 8.04% 2007
60 Tunisia 7.97% 2009
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 7.96% 2008
61 South Africa 7.73% 2008
62 Namibia 7.72% 2007
63 Malta 7.41% 2008
64 Burundi 7.4% 1996
65 United States 7.31% 2009
66 Nepal 7% 2005
67 Zambia 6.94% 2007
68 Ethiopia 6.88% 2002
69 Jordan 6.86% 2008
70 Portugal 6.54% 2008
71 Poland 6.42% 2008
72 Austria 6.39% 2008
73 Iceland 6.3% 2008
74 Bahrain 5.98% 2005
75 Cape Verde 5.97% 2008
76 Senegal 5.82% 2001
77 Germany 5.76% 2008
78 France 5.69% 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 5.66% 2008
79 Democratic Republic of the Congo 5.65% 1999
80 Togo 5.51% 2008
81 Thailand 5.42% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 5.37% 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 5.3% 2008
Europe average (profile) 5.28% 2006
82 United Kingdom 5.26% 2008
83 Tajikistan 5.23% 2004
84 Swaziland 5.08% 2003
European Union average (profile) 4.96% 2008
85 Switzerland 4.75% 2007
86 Laos 4.66% 2007
87 Oman 4.57% 2001
=88 Morocco 4.51% 2008
=88 Spain 4.51% 2008
90 Netherlands 4.44% 2008
91 European Union 4.33% 2008
92 Kyrgyzstan 4.28% 2008
93 Sweden 4.22% 2008
94 Croatia 4.13% 2008
95 Maldives 4.1% 2008
96 China 4.05% 2006
97 Slovakia 3.94% 2008
98 New Zealand 3.86% 2007
99 Paraguay 3.83% 2008
100 Finland 3.63% 2008
101 Vanuatu 3.59% 1999
102 Australia 3.55% 2008
103 Qatar 3.53% 2008
104 Czech Republic 3.51% 2008
105 Moldova 3.5% 2008
106 Denmark 3.3% 2008
107 Niger 2.98% 2007
108 Slovenia 2.91% 2008
109 Honduras 2.81% 2008
110 Burkina Faso 2.79% 2008
111 Bulgaria 2.76% 2008
112 Ireland 2.75% 2008
113 Norway 2.67% 2008
114 Mali 2.62% 2008
115 Kazakhstan 2.58% 2008
116 Chile 2.54% 2008
117 Algeria 2.49% 2008
118 San Marino 2.4% 2006
119 Benin 2.32% 2008
120 Azerbaijan 2.28% 1999
121 Georgia 2.15% 2008
122 Botswana 1.96% 1996
=123 Lithuania 1.95% 2008
=123 Cambodia 1.95% 2006
125 Romania 1.85% 2008
126 Russia 1.75% 2008
127 Lesotho 1.72% 2008
128 Belarus 1.57% 2008
129 Armenia 1.47% 2008
130 Serbia and Montenegro 1.46% 2008
131 Ukraine 1.25% 2008
132 Latvia 1.24% 2008
133 Mongolia 1.23% 2008
134 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.19% 2008
135 Luxembourg 0.58% 2008
136 Estonia 0.27% 2008
=137 Afghanistan 0.08% 2008
=137 Singapore 0.08% 2008
139 Kuwait 0.05% 2008

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

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