Interest payments (current LCU) - Country Ranking

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.

Source: International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files.

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Rank Country Value Year
1 Indonesia 216,484,000,000,000.00 2017
2 Colombia 25,098,900,000,000.00 2017
3 Korea 19,413,700,000,000.00 2017
4 Japan 8,141,700,000,000.00 2017
5 Lebanon 7,521,080,000,000.00 2017
6 Iran 5,896,700,000,000.00 2009
7 India 5,215,500,000,000.00 2017
8 Uganda 2,260,490,000,000.00 2018
9 Tanzania 1,990,290,000,000.00 2018
10 Chile 1,731,460,000,000.00 2018
11 Iraq 1,402,470,000,000.00 2016
12 Myanmar 1,325,050,000,000.00 2017
13 Paraguay 1,276,370,000,000.00 2017
14 Costa Rica 1,240,930,000,000.00 2018
15 Mongolia 1,156,470,000,000.00 2017
16 Hungary 1,062,630,000,000.00 2017
17 Sri Lanka 852,190,000,000.00 2018
18 Russia 809,015,000,000.00 2018
19 Mexico 642,805,000,000.00 2018
20 Kazakhstan 585,264,000,000.00 2018
21 Brazil 573,605,000,000.00 2017
22 Angola 548,315,000,000.00 2017
23 United States 540,664,000,000.00 2018
24 Côte d'Ivoire 379,459,000,000.00 2017
25 Madagascar 353,118,000,000.00 2018
26 Philippines 349,215,000,000.00 2018
27 Cambodia 342,321,000,000.00 2018
28 China 340,761,000,000.00 2016
29 Bangladesh 330,580,000,000.00 2016
30 Uzbekistan 259,414,000,000.00 2018
31 Argentina 243,839,000,000.00 2017
32 Kenya 237,580,000,000.00 2017
33 Gabon 225,043,000,000.00 2018
34 Malawi 190,321,000,000.00 2018
35 Egypt 179,035,000,000.00 2015
36 Cameroon 174,000,000,000.00 2017
37 Thailand 164,143,000,000.00 2018
38 South Africa 163,927,000,000.00 2017
39 Senegal 157,740,000,000.00 2015
40 Armenia 139,015,000,000.00 2018
41 Jamaica 135,181,000,000.00 2017
42 Ukraine 116,297,000,000.00 2018
43 Dominican Republic 109,673,000,000.00 2018
44 Turkey 104,588,000,000.00 2018
45 Burkina Faso 97,240,450,000.00 2018
46 Mali 74,500,000,000.00 2017
47 Rwanda 72,191,880,000.00 2017
48 Togo 70,352,220,000.00 2018
49 Iceland 68,212,150,000.00 2018
50 Serbia 64,135,250,000.00 2012
51 Italy 63,803,000,000.00 2017
52 United Kingdom 54,766,000,000.00 2017
53 Uruguay 51,829,320,000.00 2018
54 France 39,656,000,000.00 2017
55 Czech Republic 36,809,000,000.00 2017
56 Albania 36,513,390,000.00 2018
57 Guinea 35,106,000,000.00 1992
58 Congo 33,600,000,000.00 2016
59 Israel 31,735,320,000.00 2018
60 Malaysia 30,547,100,000.00 2018
61 Poland 29,520,000,000.00 2017
62 Equatorial Guinea 28,869,820,000.00 2017
63 Morocco 27,281,400,000.00 2018
64 Spain 26,461,000,000.00 2017
65 Canada 24,122,000,000.00 2018
66 Denmark 22,187,000,000.00 2017
67 Germany 18,185,000,000.00 2017
68 Australia 17,768,000,000.00 2018
69 Sweden 14,164,000,000.00 2017
70 Ghana 13,748,480,000.00 2015
71 Norway 12,737,000,000.00 2018
72 Zambia 11,763,250,000.00 2017
73 Romania 11,424,800,000.00 2017
74 Ethiopia 11,093,640,000.00 2018
75 Nepal 10,023,700,000.00 2017
76 Croatia 9,711,294,000.00 2017
77 Belgium 9,271,100,000.00 2017
78 Saudi Arabia 9,031,000,000.00 2017
79 Honduras 8,268,836,000.00 2015
80 Peru 7,769,461,000.00 2017
81 Guatemala 7,724,214,000.00 2016
82 North Macedonia 7,692,706,000.00 2018
83 Mauritius 7,598,670,000.00 2018
84 Portugal 7,486,083,000.00 2017
85 Netherlands 7,170,000,000.00 2017
86 Austria 6,686,280,000.00 2017
87 Greece 6,344,000,000.00 2018
88 Namibia 5,989,379,000.00 2018
89 Kyrgyz Republic 5,826,300,000.00 2018
90 Central African Republic 5,802,342,000.00 2016
91 Niger 5,600,000,000.00 1980
92 Ireland 5,229,400,000.00 2018
93 Guinea-Bissau 5,204,436,000.00 2017
94 Nicaragua 4,550,948,000.00 2018
95 Cabo Verde 4,473,525,000.00 2017
96 Burundi 4,422,000,000.00 1996
97 New Zealand 3,502,600,000.00 2018
98 Trinidad and Tobago 3,438,400,000.00 2015
99 Sudan 2,967,600,000.00 2016
100 Bolivia 2,142,386,000.00 2007
101 Finland 2,119,000,000.00 2017
102 Bhutan 1,998,715,000.00 2017
103 Belarus 1,876,350,000.00 2017
104 Papua New Guinea 1,853,300,000.00 2018
105 Pakistan 1,681,000,000.00 1975
106 Moldova 1,504,800,000.00 2018
107 Tunisia 1,272,100,000.00 2012
108 Switzerland 1,190,051,000.00 2018
109 Slovak Republic 1,162,757,000.00 2017
110 Slovenia 1,059,350,000.00 2017
111 Vanuatu 959,356,100.00 2018
112 Jordan 856,100,000.00 2017
113 Botswana 823,120,000.00 2018
114 Bulgaria 776,063,000.00 2017
115 The Gambia 741,500,000.00 2009
116 El Salvador 689,302,400.00 2017
117 Afghanistan 676,617,800.00 2017
118 Barbados 663,885,300.00 2015
119 Seychelles 617,931,200.00 2016
120 Lithuania 555,100,000.00 2017
121 Georgia 513,000,000.00 2018
122 Cyprus 499,300,000.00 2017
123 Azerbaijan 495,200,000.00 2017
124 Latvia 383,051,000.00 2017
125 Benin 366,000,000.00 1979
126 Lesotho 327,400,000.00 2017
127 The Bahamas 313,869,000.00 2018
128 Fiji 310,480,400.00 2018
129 Bosnia and Herzegovina 224,774,200.00 2018
130 Malta 209,625,000.00 2017
131 Zimbabwe 207,741,100.00 2017
132 Luxembourg 190,652,000.00 2017
133 St. Lucia 152,700,000.00 2017
134 Belize 104,665,500.00 2017
135 St. Vincent and the Grenadines 49,740,000.00 2017
136 Bahrain 45,900,000.00 2004
137 Tajikistan 44,309,000.00 2004
138 St. Kitts and Nevis 40,820,000.00 2017
139 Mozambique 27,250,400.00 2018
140 Estonia 18,100,000.00 2017
141 Samoa 17,418,550.00 2018
142 Solomon Islands 10,458,510.00 2018
143 Tonga 8,269,231.00 2017
144 San Marino 7,122,417.00 2016
145 Kuwait 5,000,000.00 2007
146 Liberia 3,405,671.00 2012
147 Macao SAR, China 1,130,000.00 1998
148 Singapore 591,000.00 2018
149 Palau 438,175.00 2018
150 Kiribati 303,659.60 2017
151 Timor-Leste 119,000.00 2015
152 Dem. Rep. Congo 0.15 1989

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Limitations and Exceptions: For most countries central government finance data have been consolidated into one account, but for others only budgetary central government accounts are available. Countries reporting budgetary data are noted in the country metadata. Because budgetary accounts may not include all central government units (such as social security funds), they usually provide an incomplete picture. In federal states the central government accounts provide an incomplete view of total public finance. Data on government revenue and expense are collected by the IMF through questionnaires to member countries and by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Despite IMF efforts to standardize data collection, statistics are often incomplete, untimely, and not comparable across countries.

Statistical Concept and Methodology: The IMF's Government Finance Statistics Manual 2014, harmonized with the 2008 SNA, recommends an accrual accounting method, focusing on all economic events affecting assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses, not just those represented by cash transactions. It accounts for all changes in stocks, so stock data at the end of an accounting period equal stock data at the beginning of the period plus flows over the period. The 1986 manual considered only debt stocks. Government finance statistics are reported in local currency. Many countries report government finance data by fiscal year; see country metadata for information on fiscal year end by country.

Periodicity: Annual