Nicaragua Public debt

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Public debt: 42.6% of GDP (2015 est.)
40.8% of GDP (2014 est.)
note: official data; data cover general Government Debt, and includes debt instruments issued (or owned) by Government entities other than the treasury; the data include treasury debt held by foreign entities, as well as intra-governmental debt; intra-governmental debt consists of treasury borrowings from surpluses in the social funds, such as retirement, medical care, and unemployment, debt instruments for the social funds are not sold at public auctions; Nicaragua rebased its GDP figures in 2012, which reduced the figures for debt as a percentage of GDP

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 - This page was last updated on October 8, 2016

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Related Data From the International Monetary Fund

Variable: General government gross debt

Note: Gross debt consists of all liabilities that require payment or payments of interest and/or principal by the debtor to the creditor at a date or dates in the future. This includes debt liabilities in the form of SDRs, currency and deposits, debt securities, loans, insurance, pensions and standardized guarantee schemes, and other accounts payable. Thus, all liabilities in the GFSM 2001 system are debt, except for equity and investment fund shares and financial derivatives and employee stock options. Debt can be valued at current market, nominal, or face values (GFSM 2001, paragraph 7.110).

Units: Percent of GDP

Country-specific Note: See notes for: General government gross debt (National currency).

Source: International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Database, April 2015

YearGeneral government gross debtPercent Change
199892.6910.08 %
1999107.00815.45 %
2000102.07-4.61 %
200193.769-8.13 %
2002118.32726.19 %
2003117.421-0.77 %
200490.094-23.27 %
200571.4-20.75 %
200654.923-23.08 %
200732.385-41.04 %
200828.662-11.50 %
200932.90914.82 %
201034.4184.59 %
201133.144-3.70 %
201232.101-3.15 %
201332.410.96 %
201432.225-0.57 %

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