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Economy > Debt Stats: compare key data on Switzerland & United Kingdom

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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).

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

  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 > 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 > Deposit interest rate > %: Deposit interest rate (%). Deposit interest rate is the rate paid by commercial or similar banks for demand, time, or savings deposits. The terms and conditions attached to these rates differ by country, however, limiting their comparability.
  • 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.
  • Banks > Interest rate spread > Lending rate minus deposit rate, %: Interest rate spread (lending rate minus deposit rate, %). Interest rate spread is the interest rate charged by banks on loans to private sector customers minus the interest rate paid by commercial or similar banks for demand, time, or savings deposits. The terms and conditions attached to these rates differ by country, however, limiting their comparability.
  • Banks > Risk premium on lending > Prime rate minus treasury bill rate, %: Risk premium on lending (prime rate minus treasury bill rate, %). Risk premium on lending is the interest rate charged by banks on loans to private sector customers minus the "risk free" treasury bill interest rate at which short-term government securities are issued or traded in the market. In some countries this spread may be negative, indicating that the market considers its best corporate clients to be lower risk than the government. The terms and conditions attached to lending rates differ by country, however, limiting their comparability.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Government debt > Gross government debt as % of GDP: Gross government debt as % of GDP (IMF).

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

  • 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.
STAT Switzerland United Kingdom HISTORY
Central government debt, total > Current LCU 157.02 billion
Ranked 38th.
1.53 trillion
Ranked 17th. 10 times more than Switzerland

Central government debt, total > Current LCU per capita 20,532.14
Ranked 32nd.
24,452.9
Ranked 30th. 19% more than Switzerland

External $1.56 trillion
Ranked 11th.
$10.09 trillion
Ranked 2nd. 6 times more than Switzerland

External > Per capita $177,373.94 per capita
Ranked 2nd. 3% more than United Kingdom
$171,942.20 per capita
Ranked 3rd.

External per capita $177,457.19
Ranked 2nd. 4% more than United Kingdom
$171,348.98
Ranked 3rd.

Government debt > Gross government debt, share of GDP 49.1 IMF
Ranked 71st.
90.31 IMF
Ranked 16th. 84% more than Switzerland
Government debt > Net government debt, share of GDP 28.27 IMF
Ranked 60th.
82.78 IMF
Ranked 13th. 3 times more than Switzerland
Government debt > Public debt, share of GDP 52.4 CIA
Ranked 57th.
90 CIA
Ranked 17th. 72% more than Switzerland
Interest payments > Current LCU 3.5 billion
Ranked 72nd.
48.91 billion
Ranked 32nd. 14 times more than Switzerland

Interest rates > Central bank discount rate 0.25%
Ranked 91st.
0.5%
Ranked 90th. Twice as much as Switzerland
Net current transfers from abroad > Current LCU -13,799,196,283
Ranked 127th.
-20,685,000,000
Ranked 118th. 50% more than Switzerland

Net domestic credit > Current LCU 1.14 trillion
Ranked 59th.
3.24 trillion
Ranked 36th. 3 times more than Switzerland

Net foreign assets > Current LCU 337.28 billion
Ranked 65th. 87% more than United Kingdom
180.31 billion
Ranked 76th.

Net foreign assets > Current LCU per capita 42,174.74
Ranked 62nd. 15 times more than United Kingdom
2,851.71
Ranked 119th.

Strength of legal rights index > 0=weak to 10=strong per million 1
Ranked 82nd. 6 times more than United Kingdom
0.158
Ranked 147th.

Banks > Automated teller machines > ATMs > Per 100,000 adults 99.19
Ranked 16th.
124.28
Ranked 9th. 25% more than Switzerland

Government debt > Net government debt, share of GDP per million people 3.53 IMF
Ranked 44th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
1.31 IMF
Ranked 57th.
External > Per $ GDP $2,836.01 per $1,000 of GDP
Ranked 4th.
$3,530.89 per $1,000 of GDP
Ranked 2nd. 25% more than Switzerland

Net current transfers from abroad > Constant LCU per capita 2,328.79
Ranked 34th.
-62.713
Ranked 74th.

Net current transfers from abroad > Current US$ $-15,504,714,924.72
Ranked 143th.
$-32,677,725,118.48
Ranked 129th. 2 times more than Switzerland

Net domestic credit > Current LCU per capita 142,791.47
Ranked 41st. 3 times more than United Kingdom
51,222.99
Ranked 76th.

Interest payments > Current LCU per capita 457.05
Ranked 76th.
779.43
Ranked 55th. 71% more than Switzerland

Credit depth of information index > 0=low to 6=high 5
Ranked 40th.
6
Ranked 18th. 20% more than Switzerland

Government debt > Net government debt as % of GDP 28.27 IMF
Ranked 60th.
82.78 IMF
Ranked 13th. 3 times more than Switzerland
Credit depth of information index > 0=low to 6=high per million 0.625
Ranked 55th. 7 times more than United Kingdom
0.0949
Ranked 113th.

Net current transfers from abroad > Constant LCU 18.62 billion
Ranked 41st.
-3,965,217,178.015
Ranked 78th.

Interest payments > % of expense 3.77%
Ranked 72nd.
7.28%
Ranked 40th. 93% more than Switzerland

Government debt > Public debt as % of GDP 52.4 CIA
Ranked 57th.
90 CIA
Ranked 17th. 72% more than Switzerland
Net current transfers from abroad > Current US$ per capita $-1,959.55
Ranked 147th. 4 times more than United Kingdom
$-516.83
Ranked 122nd.

Claims on private sector > Annual growth as % of broad money 5.12%
Ranked 85th.
-3.087%
Ranked 137th.

Cash surplus/deficit > Current LCU 7.15 billion
Ranked 22nd.
-117,429,000,000
Ranked 84th.

Cash surplus/deficit > % of GDP 1.26%
Ranked 29th.
-7.64%
Ranked 98th.

Central government debt, total > % of GDP 27.65%
Ranked 48th.
99.84%
Ranked 8th. 4 times more than Switzerland

Public credit registry coverage > % of adults 0.0
Ranked 109th.
0.0
Ranked 145th.

Cash surplus/deficit > Current LCU per million 935.13 million
Ranked 24th.
-1,871,304,767.086
Ranked 71st.

Net current transfers from abroad > Current US$, % of GDP -2.352%
Ranked 143th. 75% more than United Kingdom
-1.342%
Ranked 118th.

External, % of GDP 297.43%
Ranked 3rd.
369.84%
Ranked 2nd. 24% more than Switzerland

Government debt > Net government debt as % of GDP per million people 3.53 IMF
Ranked 44th. 3 times more than United Kingdom
1.31 IMF
Ranked 57th.
Banks > Bank nonperforming loans to total gross loans > % 0.8%
Ranked 101st.
4%
Ranked 54th. 5 times more than Switzerland

Banks > Commercial bank branches > Per 100,000 adults 48.84
Ranked 11th. 2 times more than United Kingdom
24.23
Ranked 46th.

Banks > Deposit interest rate > % 0.03%
Ranked 141st.
4.48%
Ranked 122nd. 149 times more than Switzerland

Banks > Lending interest rate > % 2.69%
Ranked 125th. 5 times more than United Kingdom
0.5%
Ranked 128th.

Banks > Real interest rate > % 2.58%
Ranked 91st.
-1.156%
Ranked 118th.

Claims on central government, etc. > % GDP 15.69%
Ranked 40th.
30.43%
Ranked 11th. 94% more than Switzerland

Strength of legal rights index > 0=weak to 10=strong 8
Ranked 37th.
10
Ranked 6th. 25% more than Switzerland

Banks > Interest rate spread > Lending rate minus deposit rate, % 2.66%
Ranked 107th.
2.73%
Ranked 132nd. 3% more than Switzerland

Banks > Risk premium on lending > Prime rate minus treasury bill rate, % 3%
Ranked 56th. 16 times more than United Kingdom
0.187%
Ranked 73th.

Private credit bureau coverage > % of adults 26.5%
Ranked 68th.
100%
Ranked 12th. 4 times more than Switzerland

Interest payments > % of revenue 3.49%
Ranked 74th.
8.71%
Ranked 33th. 2 times more than Switzerland

Net current transfers from abroad > Current LCU per capita -1,743.997
Ranked 132nd. 5 times more than United Kingdom
-327.152
Ranked 111th.

Government debt > Gross government debt as % of GDP 49.1 IMF
Ranked 71st.
90.31 IMF
Ranked 16th. 84% more than Switzerland
Bank capital to assets ratio > % 5.5%
Ranked 91st. 8% more than United Kingdom
5.1%
Ranked 93th.

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