Total public debt worldwide, 2005-2017

This statistic shows the total amount of public debt held worldwide from 2005 to 2017. In 2015, the total public debt from all countries around the world was over 55 trillion U.S. dollars. Given the debt level of 26.85 trillion in 2005, global debt more than doubled between 2005 and 2015.

Global public debt from 2005 to 2017

Total debt in trillion U.S. dollars
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Source

Release date

March 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2005-2017

Supplementary notes

Debt figures are derived from national definitions and therefore may vary from country to country.

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