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Latin America: central government debt as share of GDP by country 2020

As of March 2020, Argentina was the Latin American country with the highest central government debt in relation to its gross domestic product (GDP). The volume of debt held by Argentina's central government represented 89 percent of the country's GDP. Among the countries shown in this graph, Brazil had the second highest share, with 79 percent. Based on public debt value, Brazil is among the most indebted Latin American countries.

Central government debt as percentage of GDP in Latin America as of March 2020, by country

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Release date

October 2020



Survey time period

March 2020

Special properties

gross public debt

Supplementary notes

* Data refers to the general government's public debt.

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