U.S. public debt held by the public and forecast from 2000 to 2028 (as a percentage of the GDP)

U.S. public debt and forecast as a percentage of the GDP 2000-2028 The statistic represents the U.S. public debt held by the public from 2000 to 2017 with an additional forecast from 2018 to 2028 as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product. U.S. public debt held by the public amounted to 14.67 trillion U.S. dollars in 2016, which was about 76.5 percent of the U.S. GDP. The forecast predicts an increase in public debt up to 28.67 trillion U.S. dollars in 2028, which would be about 96.2 percent of the U.S. GDP.
The actual total debt accrued by the U.S. annually can be accessed here.
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YearPercentage of the GDP
'0033.6%
'0131.4%
'0232.5%
'0334.5%
'0435.5%
'0535.6%
'0635.3%
'0735.2%
'0839.3%
'0952.3%
'1060.9%
'1165.9%
'1270.4%
'1372.6%
'1474.4%
'1573.6%
'1677%
'1776.5%
'18*78%
'19*79.3%
'20*80.9%
'21*83.1%
'22*85.7%
'23*87.9%
'24*89.6%
'25*91.5%
'26*93.1%
'27*94.5%
'28*96.2%
YearPercentage of the GDP
'0033.6%
'0131.4%
'0232.5%
'0334.5%
'0435.5%
'0535.6%
'0635.3%
'0735.2%
'0839.3%
'0952.3%
'1060.9%
'1165.9%
'1270.4%
'1372.6%
'1474.4%
'1573.6%
'1677%
'1776.5%
'18*78%
'19*79.3%
'20*80.9%
'21*83.1%
'22*85.7%
'23*87.9%
'24*89.6%
'25*91.5%
'26*93.1%
'27*94.5%
'28*96.2%
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The statistic represents the U.S. public debt held by the public from 2000 to 2017 with an additional forecast from 2018 to 2028 as a percentage of the Gross Domestic Product. U.S. public debt held by the public amounted to 14.67 trillion U.S. dollars in 2016, which was about 76.5 percent of the U.S. GDP. The forecast predicts an increase in public debt up to 28.67 trillion U.S. dollars in 2028, which would be about 96.2 percent of the U.S. GDP.
The actual total debt accrued by the U.S. annually can be accessed here.
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Release date
April 2018
Region
United States
Survey time period
2000-2017
Supplementary notes
* Projections.

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