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Economy > Debt Stats: compare key data on Norway & United States

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  • Central government debt, total > Current LCU: Central government debt, total (current LCU). 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.
  • Central government debt, total > Current LCU per capita: Central government debt, total (current LCU). 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. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • External: Total public and private debt owed to non-residents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services.
  • External > Per capita: Total public and private debt owed to non-residents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services. Per capita figures expressed per 1 population.
  • External per capita: Total public and private debt owed to non-residents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Government debt > Gross government debt, share of GDP: Gross government debt as % of GDP (IMF).

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  • Government debt > Net government debt, share of GDP: Net government debt as % of GDP (IMF).
  • Government debt > Public debt, share of GDP: Public debt as % of GDP (CIA).

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  • Interest payments > Current LCU: Interest payments (current LCU). Interest payments include interest payments on government debt--including long-term bonds, long-term loans, and other debt instruments--to domestic and foreign residents.
  • Interest rates > Central bank discount rate: Compares the annualized interest rate set by centrals banks over loans requested by commercial banks to meet temporary shortages of funds. Through these loans, central banks can influence the commercial banks' interest rates as a tool of monetary policy. Usually their interest rates are lower than the ones offered by commercial banks, which lend it at a higher rate to make their profit.
  • Net current transfers from abroad > Current LCU: Net current transfers from abroad (current LCU). Current transfers comprise transfers of income between residents of the reporting country and the rest of the world that carry no provisions for repayment. Net current transfers from abroad is equal to the unrequited transfers of income from nonresidents to residents minus the unrequited transfers from residents to nonresidents. Data are in current local currency.
  • Net domestic credit > Current LCU: Net domestic credit (current LCU). Net domestic credit is the sum of net claims on the central government and claims on other sectors of the domestic economy (IFS line 32). Data are in current local currency.
  • Net foreign assets > Current LCU: Net foreign assets (current LCU). Net foreign assets are the sum of foreign assets held by monetary authorities and deposit money banks, less their foreign liabilities. Data are in current local currency.
  • Net foreign assets > Current LCU per capita: Net foreign assets (current LCU). Net foreign assets are the sum of foreign assets held by monetary authorities and deposit money banks, less their foreign liabilities. Data are in current local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Strength of legal rights index > 0=weak to 10=strong per million: Strength of legal rights index (0=weak to 10=strong). Strength of legal rights index measures the degree to which collateral and bankruptcy laws protect the rights of borrowers and lenders and thus facilitate lending. The index ranges from 0 to 10, with higher scores indicating that these laws are better designed to expand access to credit. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Banks > Automated teller machines > ATMs > Per 100,000 adults: Automated teller machines (ATMs) (per 100,000 adults). Automated teller machines are computerized telecommunications devices that provide clients of a financial institution with access to financial transactions in a public place.
  • Government debt > Net government debt, share of GDP per million people: Net government debt as % of GDP (IMF). Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • External > Per $ GDP: Total public and private debt owed to non-residents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services. Per $ GDP figures expressed per 1,000 $ gross domestic product.
  • Net current transfers from abroad > Constant LCU per capita: Net current transfers from abroad (constant LCU). Current transfers comprise transfers of income between residents of the reporting country and the rest of the world that carry no provisions for repayment. Net current transfers from abroad is equal to the unrequited transfers of income from nonresidents to residents minus the unrequited transfers from residents to nonresidents. Data are in constant local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Net domestic credit > Current LCU per capita: Net domestic credit (current LCU). Net domestic credit is the sum of net claims on the central government and claims on other sectors of the domestic economy (IFS line 32). Data are in current local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Net current transfers from abroad > Current US$: Net current transfers from abroad (current US$). Current transfers comprise transfers of income between residents of the reporting country and the rest of the world that carry no provisions for repayment. Net current transfers from abroad is equal to the unrequited transfers of income from nonresidents to residents minus the unrequited transfers from residents to nonresidents. Data are in current U.S. dollars.
  • Interest payments > Current LCU per capita: Interest payments (current LCU). Interest payments include interest payments on government debt--including long-term bonds, long-term loans, and other debt instruments--to domestic and foreign residents. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Credit depth of information index > 0=low to 6=high: Credit depth of information index (0=low to 6=high). Credit depth of information index measures rules affecting the scope, accessibility, and quality of credit information available through public or private credit registries. The index ranges from 0 to 6, with higher values indicating the availability of more credit information, from either a public registry or a private bureau, to facilitate lending decisions.
  • Government debt > Gross government debt as % of GDP: Gross government debt as % of GDP (IMF).

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  • Net current transfers from abroad > Current LCU per capita: Net current transfers from abroad (current LCU). Current transfers comprise transfers of income between residents of the reporting country and the rest of the world that carry no provisions for repayment. Net current transfers from abroad is equal to the unrequited transfers of income from nonresidents to residents minus the unrequited transfers from residents to nonresidents. Data are in current local currency. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • External, % of GDP: Total public and private debt owed to non-residents repayable in foreign currency, goods, or services. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Private credit bureau coverage > % of adults: Private credit bureau coverage (% of adults). Private credit bureau coverage reports the number of individuals or firms listed by a private credit bureau with current information on repayment history, unpaid debts, or credit outstanding. The number is expressed as a percentage of the adult population.
  • Bank capital to assets ratio > %: Bank capital to assets ratio (%). Bank capital to assets is the ratio of bank capital and reserves to total assets. Capital and reserves include funds contributed by owners, retained earnings, general and special reserves, provisions, and valuation adjustments. Capital includes tier 1 capital (paid-up shares and common stock), which is a common feature in all countries' banking systems, and total regulatory capital, which includes several specified types of subordinated debt instruments that need not be repaid if the funds are required to maintain minimum capital levels (these comprise tier 2 and tier 3 capital). Total assets include all nonfinancial and financial assets.
  • Government debt > Net government debt as % of GDP: Net government debt as % of GDP (IMF).
  • Credit depth of information index > 0=low to 6=high per million: Credit depth of information index (0=low to 6=high). Credit depth of information index measures rules affecting the scope, accessibility, and quality of credit information available through public or private credit registries. The index ranges from 0 to 6, with higher values indicating the availability of more credit information, from either a public registry or a private bureau, to facilitate lending decisions. Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Net current transfers from abroad > Constant LCU: Net current transfers from abroad (constant LCU). Current transfers comprise transfers of income between residents of the reporting country and the rest of the world that carry no provisions for repayment. Net current transfers from abroad is equal to the unrequited transfers of income from nonresidents to residents minus the unrequited transfers from residents to nonresidents. Data are in constant local currency.
  • Interest payments > % of expense: Interest payments (% of expense). Interest payments include interest payments on government debt--including long-term bonds, long-term loans, and other debt instruments--to domestic and foreign residents.
  • Government debt > Public debt as % of GDP: Public debt as % of GDP (CIA).

    No date was available from the Wikipedia article, so we used the date of retrieval.

  • Net current transfers from abroad > Current US$ per capita: Net current transfers from abroad (current US$). Current transfers comprise transfers of income between residents of the reporting country and the rest of the world that carry no provisions for repayment. Net current transfers from abroad is equal to the unrequited transfers of income from nonresidents to residents minus the unrequited transfers from residents to nonresidents. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed per capita for the same year.
  • Claims on private sector > Annual growth as % of broad money: Claims on private sector (annual growth as % of broad money). Claims on private sector (IFS line 32D..ZK or 32D..ZF) include gross credit from the financial system to individuals, enterprises, nonfinancial public entities not included under net domestic credit, and financial institutions not included elsewhere.
  • Cash surplus/deficit > Current LCU: Cash surplus/deficit (current LCU). Cash surplus or deficit is revenue (including grants) minus expense, minus net acquisition of nonfinancial assets. In the 1986 GFS manual nonfinancial assets were included under revenue and expenditure in gross terms. This cash surplus or deficit is closest to the earlier overall budget balance (still missing is lending minus repayments, which are now a financing item under net acquisition of financial assets).
  • Cash surplus/deficit > % of GDP: Cash surplus/deficit (% of GDP). Cash surplus or deficit is revenue (including grants) minus expense, minus net acquisition of nonfinancial assets. In the 1986 GFS manual nonfinancial assets were included under revenue and expenditure in gross terms. This cash surplus or deficit is closest to the earlier overall budget balance (still missing is lending minus repayments, which are now a financing item under net acquisition of financial assets).
  • Central government debt, total > % of GDP: Central government debt, total (% of GDP). 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.
  • Interest payments > % of revenue: Interest payments (% of revenue). Interest payments include interest payments on government debt--including long-term bonds, long-term loans, and other debt instruments--to domestic and foreign residents.
  • Public credit registry coverage > % of adults: Public credit registry coverage (% of adults). Public credit registry coverage reports the number of individuals and firms listed in a public credit registry with current information on repayment history, unpaid debts, or credit outstanding. The number is expressed as a percentage of the adult population.
  • Cash surplus/deficit > Current LCU per million: Cash surplus/deficit (current LCU). Cash surplus or deficit is revenue (including grants) minus expense, minus net acquisition of nonfinancial assets. In the 1986 GFS manual nonfinancial assets were included under revenue and expenditure in gross terms. This cash surplus or deficit is closest to the earlier overall budget balance (still missing is lending minus repayments, which are now a financing item under net acquisition of financial assets). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.
  • Net current transfers from abroad > Current US$, % of GDP: Net current transfers from abroad (current US$). Current transfers comprise transfers of income between residents of the reporting country and the rest of the world that carry no provisions for repayment. Net current transfers from abroad is equal to the unrequited transfers of income from nonresidents to residents minus the unrequited transfers from residents to nonresidents. Data are in current U.S. dollars. Figures expressed as a proportion of GDP for the same year
  • Government debt > Net government debt as % of GDP per million people: Net government debt as % of GDP (IMF). Figures expressed per million people for the same year.
  • Banks > Bank nonperforming loans to total gross loans > %: Bank nonperforming loans to total gross loans (%). Bank nonperforming loans to total gross loans are the value of nonperforming loans divided by the total value of the loan portfolio (including nonperforming loans before the deduction of specific loan-loss provisions). The loan amount recorded as nonperforming should be the gross value of the loan as recorded on the balance sheet, not just the amount that is overdue.
  • Banks > Commercial bank branches > Per 100,000 adults: Commercial bank branches (per 100,000 adults). Commercial bank branches are retail locations of resident commercial banks and other resident banks that function as commercial banks that provide financial services to customers and are physically separated from the main office but not organized as legally separated subsidiaries.
  • Banks > Lending interest rate > %: Lending interest rate (%). Lending rate is the bank rate that usually meets the short- and medium-term financing needs of the private sector. This rate is normally differentiated according to creditworthiness of borrowers and objectives of financing. The terms and conditions attached to these rates differ by country, however, limiting their comparability.
  • Banks > Real interest rate > %: Real interest rate (%). Real interest rate is the lending interest rate adjusted for inflation as measured by the GDP deflator.
  • Claims on central government, etc. > % GDP: Claims on central government, etc. (% GDP). Claims on central government (IFS line 52AN or 32AN) include loans to central government institutions net of deposits.
  • Strength of legal rights index > 0=weak to 10=strong: Strength of legal rights index (0=weak to 10=strong). Strength of legal rights index measures the degree to which collateral and bankruptcy laws protect the rights of borrowers and lenders and thus facilitate lending. The index ranges from 0 to 10, with higher scores indicating that these laws are better designed to expand access to credit.
STAT Norway United States HISTORY
Central government debt, total > Current LCU 554.13 billion
Ranked 26th.
12.26 trillion
Ranked 8th. 22 times more than Norway

Central government debt, total > Current LCU per capita 111,876.67
Ranked 15th. 3 times more than United States
39,342.95
Ranked 20th.

External $659.10 billion
Ranked 19th.
$15.93 trillion
Ranked 1st. 24 times more than Norway

External > Per capita $101,362.90 per capita
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than United States
$40,678.76 per capita
Ranked 12th.

External per capita $99,614.52
Ranked 6th. 2 times more than United States
$40,666.44
Ranked 13th.

Government debt > Gross government debt, share of GDP 34.12 IMF
Ranked 115th.
106.53 IMF
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than Norway
Government debt > Net government debt, share of GDP -165.508 IMF
Ranked 97th.
87.86 IMF
Ranked 10th.
Government debt > Public debt, share of GDP 30.3 CIA
Ranked 112th.
72.5 CIA
Ranked 35th. 2 times more than Norway
Interest payments > Current LCU 18.16 billion
Ranked 49th.
324.26 billion
Ranked 15th. 18 times more than Norway

Interest rates > Central bank discount rate 1.5%
Ranked 85th. 6 times more than United States
0.25%
Ranked 92nd.
Net current transfers from abroad > Current LCU -29,442,000,000
Ranked 120th.
-144,700,000,000
Ranked 130th. 5 times more than Norway

Net domestic credit > Current LCU 1.9 trillion
Ranked 38th.
16.15 trillion
Ranked 16th. 9 times more than Norway

Net foreign assets > Current LCU -134,187,293,535.64
Ranked 178th. 7% more than United States
-125,482,689,271
Ranked 162nd.

Net foreign assets > Current LCU per capita -28,791.374
Ranked 180th. 72 times more than United States
-399.736
Ranked 157th.

Strength of legal rights index > 0=weak to 10=strong per million 1.2
Ranked 76th. 42 times more than United States
0.0287
Ranked 182nd.

Banks > Automated teller machines > ATMs > Per 100,000 adults 52.82
Ranked 52nd.
173.43
Ranked 4th. 3 times more than Norway

Government debt > Net government debt, share of GDP per million people -35.045 IMF
Ranked 97th.
0.277 IMF
Ranked 77th.
External > Per $ GDP $1,126.51 per $1,000 of GDP
Ranked 17th. 48% more than United States
$760.50 per $1,000 of GDP
Ranked 31st.

Net current transfers from abroad > Constant LCU per capita 8,502.49
Ranked 18th. 11 times more than United States
753.24
Ranked 45th.

Net domestic credit > Current LCU per capita 406,881.27
Ranked 17th. 8 times more than United States
51,447.71
Ranked 73th.

Net current transfers from abroad > Current US$ $-5,060,936,828.53
Ranked 121st.
$-144,700,000,000.00
Ranked 132nd. 29 times more than Norway

Interest payments > Current LCU per capita 3,666.4
Ranked 29th. 4 times more than United States
1,040.67
Ranked 48th.

Credit depth of information index > 0=low to 6=high 4
Ranked 115th.
6
Ranked 9th. 50% more than Norway

Government debt > Gross government debt as % of GDP 34.12 IMF
Ranked 115th.
106.53 IMF
Ranked 11th. 3 times more than Norway
Net current transfers from abroad > Current LCU per capita -5,866.262
Ranked 125th. 13 times more than United States
-460.954
Ranked 113th.

External, % of GDP 119.22%
Ranked 15th. 36% more than United States
87.74%
Ranked 26th.

Private credit bureau coverage > % of adults 100%
Ranked 20th. The same as United States
100%
Ranked 8th.

Bank capital to assets ratio > % 6.8%
Ranked 79th.
11.3%
Ranked 24th. 66% more than Norway

Government debt > Net government debt as % of GDP -165.508 IMF
Ranked 97th.
87.86 IMF
Ranked 10th.
Credit depth of information index > 0=low to 6=high per million 0.797
Ranked 44th. 42 times more than United States
0.0191
Ranked 142nd.

Net current transfers from abroad > Constant LCU 42.67 billion
Ranked 32nd.
236.45 billion
Ranked 14th. 6 times more than Norway

Interest payments > % of expense 1.91%
Ranked 91st.
8.28%
Ranked 34th. 4 times more than Norway

Government debt > Public debt as % of GDP 30.3 CIA
Ranked 112th.
72.5 CIA
Ranked 35th. 2 times more than Norway
Net current transfers from abroad > Current US$ per capita $-1,008.38
Ranked 129th. 2 times more than United States
$-460.95
Ranked 121st.

Claims on private sector > Annual growth as % of broad money 28.19%
Ranked 23th. 10 times more than United States
2.71%
Ranked 109th.

Cash surplus/deficit > Current LCU 398.98 billion
Ranked 9th.
-1,401,093,000,000
Ranked 98th.

Cash surplus/deficit > % of GDP 14.51%
Ranked 3rd.
-9.02%
Ranked 101st.

Central government debt, total > % of GDP 20.15%
Ranked 52nd.
78.92%
Ranked 14th. 4 times more than Norway

Interest payments > % of revenue 1.33%
Ranked 93th.
12.76%
Ranked 17th. 10 times more than Norway

Public credit registry coverage > % of adults 0.0
Ranked 180th.
0.0
Ranked 120th.

Cash surplus/deficit > Current LCU per million 80.55 billion
Ranked 8th.
-4,496,623,192.737
Ranked 82nd.

Net current transfers from abroad > Current US$, % of GDP -1.013%
Ranked 114th. 10% more than United States
-0.923%
Ranked 112th.

Government debt > Net government debt as % of GDP per million people -35.045 IMF
Ranked 97th.
0.277 IMF
Ranked 77th.
Banks > Bank nonperforming loans to total gross loans > % 1.7%
Ranked 91st.
3.9%
Ranked 33th. 2 times more than Norway

Banks > Commercial bank branches > Per 100,000 adults 9.89
Ranked 107th.
35.26
Ranked 28th. 4 times more than Norway

Banks > Lending interest rate > % 4.28%
Ranked 133th. 32% more than United States
3.25%
Ranked 123th.

Banks > Real interest rate > % 10.22%
Ranked 56th. 7 times more than United States
1.48%
Ranked 104th.

Claims on central government, etc. > % GDP -6.705%
Ranked 155th.
33.14%
Ranked 9th.

Strength of legal rights index > 0=weak to 10=strong 6
Ranked 111th.
9
Ranked 17th. 50% more than Norway

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