Country Comparison > Public debt

RankCountryPublic debt (% of GDP)
1Japan226.1
2Zimbabwe202.4
3Greece175
4Italy133
5Iceland130.5
6Portugal127.8
7Ireland124.2
8Jamaica123.6
9Lebanon120
10Sudan111
11Grenada110
12Singapore105.5
13Eritrea104.7
14Belgium102.4
15Puerto Rico96.5
16Spain93.7
17France93.4
18Egypt92.2
19United Kingdom91.1
20Barbados90.5
21Antigua and Barbuda89
22Canada86.3
23Cape Verde86.2
24Saint Kitts and Nevis83
25Germany79.9
26Hungary79.8
27Jordan79.1
28Sri Lanka78.4
29Saint Lucia77
30Morocco76.9
31Austria75.7
32Malta75.3
33Belize75.1
34Netherlands74.3
35United States71.8
36Slovenia71.7
37Albania70.5
38Dominica70
39Saint Vincent and the Grenadines68
40Israel67.1
41Aruba67
42Croatia66.2
43Sao Tome and Principe65.5
44Uruguay62.8
45El Salvador62
46Bahrain61.2
47Serbia61.2
48Guyana59.9
49Brazil59.2
50Syria58.9
51Mauritius58
52Finland56.5
53Fiji56.2
54Slovakia55.5
55Costa Rica55
56Malaysia54.6
57Pakistan54.6
58Kenya53.5
59Ghana53.1
60Montenegro52.1
61Seychelles51.8
62India51.8
63Tunisia51.1
64Malawi50.8
65Nicaragua50.4
66Ethiopia50.4
67Philippines50.2
68Czech Republic48.8
69Poland48.2
70Vietnam48.2
71Burundi47.6
72Yemen47.1
73Denmark47
74Dominican Republic47
75Mozambique46.7
76Laos46.3
77Thailand45.9
78Bosnia and Herzegovina45.9
79Argentina45.8
80South Africa45.4
81Cote d'Ivoire45.2
82Tanzania42.7
83United Arab Emirates41.7
84Sweden41.5
85Andorra41.1
86Honduras40.6
87Ukraine40.6
88Lithuania40.2
89Panama39.8
90Colombia39.6
91Latvia39.2
92Bhutan38.9
93Taiwan38.9
94Djibouti38.6
95Romania38.6
96New Zealand38.4
97Senegal38.4
98Mexico37.7
99Armenia37.7
100Trinidad and Tobago37.1
101Turkey36.6
102Georgia36.3
103Bolivia36
104Cuba35.9
105Korea, South35.8
106Hong Kong35.6
107Macedonia34.3
108Venezuela34.2
109Switzerland33.8
110Curacao33.2
111Australia32.6
112Congo, Republic of the32.1
113Zambia31.8
114Belarus31.5
115Sierra Leone31.1
116Guatemala31
117Bangladesh30.9
118Uganda30.7
119Qatar30.6
120Mali30.5
121Chad30.5
122Norway30.1
123Benin29.7
124Papua New Guinea28.1
125Nepal28
126Namibia27.2
127San Marino25.8
128Indonesia24.2
129Rwanda23.5
130Ecuador23.2
131Gabon23.2
132Luxembourg22.9
133China22.4
134Anguilla20
135Niger19.3
136Nigeria19.3
137Iran18.7
138Bulgaria18.4
139Botswana17.9
140Cameroon16.7
141Moldova16.6
142Paraguay15.7
143Kazakhstan15.6
144Peru14.9
145Angola14.7
146Chile13.9
147Algeria13.2
148Saudi Arabia12.2
149Equatorial Guinea11
150Kosovo9.1
151Russia7.9
152Uzbekistan7.6
153Gibraltar7.5
154Azerbaijan7.5
155Tajikistan6.5
156Kuwait6.4
157Estonia6
158Wallis and Futuna5.6
159Libya4.8
160Oman4.4
161Liberia3.3

Definition: This entry records the cumulative total of all government borrowings less repayments that are denominated in a country's home currency. Public debt should not be confused with external debt, which reflects the foreign currency liabilities of both the private and public sector and must be financed out of foreign exchange earnings.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2014

See also: Public debt map

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