Country Comparison > Public debt

RankCountryPublic debt (% of GDP)
1Japan237.6
2Greece181.8
3Barbados157.3
4Lebanon146.8
5Italy131.8
6Eritrea131.2
7Congo, Republic of the130.8
8Cape Verde125.8
9Portugal125.7
10Sudan121.6
11Singapore111.1
12Bhutan106.3
13Belgium103.4
14Egypt103
15Mozambique102.1
16Jamaica101
17Belize99
18Spain98.4
19France96.8
20Mauritania96.6
21Jordan95.9
22Syria94.8
23Mongolia91.4
24Canada89.7
25Bahrain88.5
26Sao Tome and Principe88.4
27Gambia, The88
28United Kingdom87.5
29Antigua and Barbuda86.8
30Aruba86
31Brazil84
32Dominica82.7
33Zimbabwe82.3
34Sri Lanka79.1
35United States78.8
36Austria78.6
37Croatia77.8
38Somalia76.7
39Togo75.7
40Yemen74.5
41Saint Vincent and the Grenadines73.8
42Slovenia73.6
43Hungary73.6
44Ghana71.8
45Albania71.8
46India71.2
47Ukraine71
48Saint Lucia70.7
49Grenada70.4
50Tunisia70.3
51Suriname69.3
52Ireland68.6
53El Salvador67.9
54Montenegro67.2
55Pakistan67
56Uruguay65.7
57Morocco65.1
58Angola65
59Mauritius64
60Maldives63.9
61Germany63.9
62Sierra Leone63.9
63Seychelles63.6
64Laos63.6
65Zambia63.1
66Saint Kitts and Nevis62.9
67South Sudan62.7
68Gabon62.7
69Serbia62.5
70Nauru62
71Finland61.3
72Israel60.9
73Iraq59.7
74Malawi59.2
75Vietnam58.5
76Argentina57.6
77Netherlands56.5
78Kyrgyzstan56
79Bahamas, The54.6
80Benin54.6
81Mexico54.3
82Kenya54.2
83Ethiopia54.2
84Azerbaijan54.1
85Malaysia54.1
86Guinea-Bissau53.9
87Qatar53.8
88Armenia53.5
89Belarus53.4
90Virgin Islands53.3
91South Africa53
92Central African Republic52.9
93Chad52.5
94Guyana52.2
95Burundi51.7
96Puerto Rico51.6
97Slovakia50.9
98Malta50.7
99Poland50.6
100Tajikistan50.4
101Colombia49.4
102Samoa49.1
103Bolivia49
104Costa Rica48.9
105Fiji48.9
106Vanuatu48.4
107Senegal48.3
108Tonga48
109Cuba47.7
110China47
111Oman46.9
112Ecuador45.4
113Niger45.3
114Georgia44.9
115Bermuda43
116Thailand41.9
117Trinidad and Tobago41.8
118Switzerland41.8
119Namibia41.3
120Andorra41
121Australia40.8
122Sweden40.8
123Rwanda40.5
124Uganda40
125Iceland40
126Philippines39.9
127Lithuania39.7
128Honduras39.5
129Iran39.5
130Korea, South39.5
131Bosnia and Herzegovina39.5
132Macedonia39.3
133Venezuela38.9
134Burkina Faso38.1
135Guinea37.9
136Panama37.8
137Equatorial Guinea37.4
138Dominican Republic37.2
139Tanzania37
140Tuvalu37
141Papua New Guinea36.9
142Cameroon36.9
143Romania36.8
144Norway36.5
145Latvia36.3
146Madagascar36
147Taiwan35.7
148Mali35.4
149Denmark35.3
150Faroe Islands35
151Czech Republic34.7
152Liberia34.4
153Lesotho33.7
154Burma33.6
155Nicaragua33.3
156Bangladesh33.1
157Comoros32.4
158Djibouti31.8
159New Zealand31.7
160Moldova31.5
161Haiti31.1
162Cambodia30.4
163Indonesia28.8
164Turkmenistan28.8
165Swaziland28.4
166Turkey28.3
167Algeria27.5
168Nepal26.4
169Kiribati26.3
170Marshall Islands25.5
171Peru25.4
172Guatemala24.7
173Micronesia, Federated States of24.5
174West Bank24.4
175Uzbekistan24.3
176Palau24.1
177San Marino24.1
178Bulgaria23.9
179Chile23.6
180Luxembourg23
181Guam22.1
182Nigeria21.8
183Kosovo21.2
184Kazakhstan20.8
185Kuwait20.6
186Anguilla20.1
187United Arab Emirates19.7
188Paraguay19.5
189Congo, Democratic Republic of the18.1
190Saudi Arabia17.2
191Russia15.5
192Botswana14
193Greenland13
194American Samoa12.2
195Solomon Islands9.4
196Estonia9
197Gibraltar7.5
198Northern Mariana Islands7.1
199Afghanistan7
200New Caledonia6.5
201Wallis and Futuna5.6
202Libya4.7
203East Timor3.8
204Brunei2.8
205Hong Kong0.1
206Macau0
207Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas)0

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, 2020

See also: Public debt map

Related News

Laos' financial debt to China grows as $6 billion high-speed rail line between the countries is unveiled
YAHOO!News - 12/6/2021 7:43:00 PM
China is now connected with Laos via a recently completed high-speed rail line, which reportedly cost $6 billion. Chinese-led initiative: On Friday, a virtual ceremony attended by Chinese President Xi Jinping and Laotian President Thongloun Sisoulith marked the opening of the rail line,

'Your World' on inflation, debt limit showdown
Fox News - 11/30/2021 8:38:00 PM
I am extremely concerned that, until we see these port blockages go away, until we start to see manufacturing overseas ramp up, pumping inventory back into our supply chains domestically here, I think,

Could China’s Massive Public Debt Torpedo the Global Economy?
War on the Rocks - 12/2/2021 8:45:00 AM
China might be the creditor to the world, but it is also riddled with debt. Between public and corporate debt, China is one of the most indebted large

Transcript of IMF Managing Director Press Briefing on the 2021 Euro Area Concluding Statement on Common Policies for Member Countries
International Monetary Fund - 12/6/2021 10:17:00 PM
Our apologies for the timing of this press conference moving. There was a good reason - we had a very engaged discussion with the Eurogroup as I presented our assessment of the economic outlook for the euro area,

How Much Debt Should Goernment Issue Public Finance?
ICTSD - 11/23/2021 4:27:00 PM
How Much Debt Is Held By The Public? There is a public debt of over $22 trillion. The majority of the public debt is owned by foreign governments, while the rest is owned by the U.S. The Federal Reserve,

Emerging Markets Will Need Help When a Debt Crisis Comes
Barron's - 12/3/2021 1:30:00 PM
The IMF's critics are too quick to write it off, writes former Desmond Lachman of the American Enterprise Institute.

Republicans Will Never Help Democrats Avoid a Debt Ceiling Crisis
New Republic - 12/6/2021 11:02:00 AM
For his second post in 2011, Bernstein took on a topic that was roiling Washington at the time: the refusal of Republicans in Congress to increase the debt ceiling. From his new perch outside the government,

Laos China railway to launch as debt to Beijing mounts
canada.constructconnect - 12/6/2021 11:10:00 AM
BEIJING — Laos, a nation of seven million people wedged between China, Vietnam and Thailand, is opening a $5.9 billion Chinese-built railway that links China's poor southwest to foreign markets but piles on potentially risky debt.

When was the last time we paid down the national debt?
Marketplace - 12/2/2021 12:00:00 AM
If Congress fails to strike a deal, the U.S. would default for the first time ever. At the end of October, the national debt stood at around $28.9 trillion. The amount held by the public, which includes foreign governments,


Embed this graph in your blog:

Only the top 10 countries will show.
Preview