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Gross government debt as a share of GDP in advanced economies 2001-2020

In 2020, the gross government debt of Japan amounted to 266.2 percent of the country's gross domestic product (GDP), compared to 131.2 percent for the United States. This was an increase for both countries over 2001 levels, when the gross government debt of Japan amounted to 146.8 percent of its GDP, and the gross government debt of the U.S. amounted to 53.1 percent of its GDP.

Gross government debt as a share of GDP in advanced economies from 2001 to 2020

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Source

Release date

November 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2001 to 2020

Supplementary notes

* Includes Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Republic of, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macao SAR, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Puerto Rico, San Marino, Singapore, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan Province of China, United Kingdom, United States.

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