Gross government debt as a share of GDP in advanced economies 2001-2019

In 2019, the gross government debt of Japan amounted to 237.5 percent of the country's GDP, compared to 106.7 percent for the United States. This is 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 2019

FranceGermanyJapanUnited KingdomUnited StatesAdvanced economies*Euro area
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Source

Release date

April 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2001 to 2019

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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