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Government > Spending > Interest payments > % of revenue: 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 50.14% 2008
2 Jamaica 39.1% 2008
3 Sri Lanka 30.95% 2008
4 Pakistan 29.17% 2007
5 Cameroon 27.82% 1994
6 Argentina 26.46% 2004
7 Saint Kitts and Nevis 25.74% 2006
8 Turkey 24.16% 2008
9 Philippines 24.12% 2008
10 Zimbabwe 23.81% 1997
11 India 23.35% 2008
12 Bangladesh 21.81% 2008
13 Ecuador 21.76% 1994
14 Japan 21.06% 1990
15 Sierra Leone 21.02% 2004
16 Colombia 20.61% 2003
17 Papua New Guinea 19.9% 2002
18 Panama 19.31% 2001
19 Barbados 15.35% 2007
20 Brazil 15.19% 2008
21 Indonesia 14.81% 2004
22 The Gambia 14.3% 1990
Emerging markets average (profile) 14.17% 2003
23 Mexico 13.96% 2000
24 Mauritius 13.71% 2008
South Asia average (profile) 13.66% 2008
25 Seychelles 13.23% 2008
26 Italy 12.81% 2008
27 Rwanda 12.15% 1992
28 Ghana 12.05% 2008
29 United States 11.93% 2009
30 Greece 11.55% 2008
31 Nicaragua 11.37% 2001
32 Kenya 11.27% 2008
33 Guatemala 11.18% 2008
34 Uruguay 10.86% 2008
35 The Bahamas 10.59% 2008
36 Malaysia 10.54% 2003
37 Venezuela 10.4% 2005
38 Fiji 10.3% 2006
39 Canada 9.96% 2008
40 Cyprus 9.79% 2008
41 El Salvador 9.75% 2008
42 Hungary 9.69% 2008
43 Sudan 9.39% 1999
44 Democratic Republic of the Congo 9.35% 1999
45 Israel 9.02% 2008
46 Belize 9% 1997
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 8.68% 2008
47 Costa Rica 8.64% 2008
48 Iceland 8.61% 2008
49 Belgium 8.54% 2008
=50 Cote d'Ivoire 8.42% 2008
=50 Burundi 8.42% 1996
52 Bhutan 8.41% 2009
53 Malta 8.24% 2008
54 Netherlands Antilles 8.2% 1995
55 Bolivia 7.99% 2007
56 Central African Republic 7.98% 2004
57 Uganda 7.94% 2008
58 Tunisia 7.85% 2009
59 South Africa 7.76% 2008
60 Peru 7.69% 2008
61 Ethiopia 7.63% 2002
62 Guinea 7.4% 1992
63 Zambia 7.2% 2007
64 Portugal 7.16% 2008
65 Madagascar 6.98% 2007
66 Poland 6.96% 2008
67 Dominican Republic 6.83% 2007
68 Jordan 6.67% 2008
69 Austria 6.54% 2008
70 Congo, Republic of the 6.48% 2005
71 Trinidad and Tobago 6.47% 2007
72 Namibia 6.29% 2007
73 France 6.09% 2008
NATO countries average (profile) 5.92% 2008
=74 United Kingdom 5.81% 2008
=74 Germany 5.81% 2008
Eurozone average (profile) 5.61% 2008
High income OECD countries average (profile) 5.59% 2008
European Union average (profile) 5.16% 2008
Europe average (profile) 5.13% 2006
76 Tajikistan 5.09% 2004
77 Nepal 4.95% 2009
78 Thailand 4.91% 2008
79 Spain 4.75% 2008
80 Senegal 4.56% 2001
81 Oman 4.55% 2001
82 Swaziland 4.51% 2003
83 Switzerland 4.41% 2007
84 Togo 4.33% 2008
85 Netherlands 4.3% 2008
86 China 4.24% 2006
=87 Maldives 4.22% 2008
=87 European Union 4.22% 2008
89 Slovakia 4.13% 2008
90 Croatia 4.08% 2008
91 Cape Verde 4.07% 2008
92 Sweden 3.88% 2008
93 Bahrain 3.72% 2005
94 Morocco 3.63% 2008
95 Czech Republic 3.62% 2008
96 New Zealand 3.42% 2007
97 Vanuatu 3.41% 1999
98 Kyrgyzstan 3.27% 2008
99 Australia 3.26% 2008
100 Ireland 3.22% 2008
101 Finland 3.21% 2008
102 Moldova 3.19% 2008
103 Laos 3.07% 2007
104 Denmark 3.01% 2008
105 Paraguay 2.94% 2008
106 Slovenia 2.79% 2008
107 Honduras 2.5% 2008
108 Azerbaijan 2.42% 1999
109 Bulgaria 2.27% 2008
110 Georgia 2.16% 2008
111 Lithuania 2.03% 2008
=112 Burkina Faso 2.01% 2008
=112 San Marino 2.01% 2006
114 Romania 2% 2008
115 Chile 1.92% 2008
116 Mali 1.87% 2008
117 Kazakhstan 1.86% 2008
118 Niger 1.8% 2007
119 Benin 1.7% 2008
120 Norway 1.6% 2008
121 Qatar 1.49% 2008
122 Cambodia 1.47% 2006
123 Serbia and Montenegro 1.45% 2008
124 Belarus 1.37% 2008
=125 Lesotho 1.33% 2008
=125 Armenia 1.33% 2008
=127 Ukraine 1.27% 2008
=127 Latvia 1.27% 2008
129 Botswana 1.25% 1996
130 Algeria 1.23% 2008
131 Bosnia and Herzegovina 1.18% 2008
132 Russia 1.1% 2008
133 Mongolia 1% 2008
134 Luxembourg 0.53% 2008
135 Estonia 0.27% 2008
=136 Afghanistan 0.06% 2008
=136 Singapore 0.06% 2008
138 Kuwait 0.03% 2008

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"Countries Compared by Government > Spending > Interest payments > % of revenue. 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-revenue

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