Interest payments (% of expense)
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.
Description: The map below shows how Interest payments (% of expense) varies by country. The shade of the country corresponds to the magnitude of the indicator. The darker the shade, the higher the value. The country with the highest value in the world is Jamaica, with a value of 42.75. The country with the lowest value in the world is Singapore, with a value of 0.01.
Source: International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files.