Government debt of the Netherlands 1995-2019

In 2019, Dutch government debt continued the decline it started in 2014, decreasing by more than 50 billion euros within five years. 2014 saw the highest government debt in the period surveyed, but then ruling government coalition Rutte II, which consisted ofVVD (the Liberal Party) and PvdA (Labor), started to reduce the government debt. This policy continued in the next government of Rutte II, with VVD, CDA (Christian Democrats), CU (Conservative Christians) and D66 (Moderates). With success, as the government debt as share of GDP decreased from nearly 68 percent of GDP to just over 48.6 percent of GDP.

Government debt of the Netherlands from 1995 to 2019

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

Netherlands

Survey time period

1995 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The consolidated national debt excludes the accrued debt, the financial derivatives debt and debts between governments and is measured against the nominal value.

* The figure is provisional.

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