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21. Government debt

General government gross financial liabilities as a percentage of GDP You or your institution have access to this content

Keywords: gdp, government, debt
05 Dec 2011
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Government debt
General government gross financial liabilities as a percentage of GDP
‌‌
‌2006‌
‌2007‌
‌2008‌
‌2009‌
‌2010‌
‌2011‌
‌2012‌
‌2013‌
Australia
15.5
 
14.4
 
13.7
 
19.4
 
23.6
 
26.8
 
27.9
 
27.9
 
Austria
66.4
 
63.4
 
68.4
 
74.4
 
78.2
 
79.9
 
81.9
 
83.2
 
Belgium
91.6
 
88.0
 
93.0
 
100.0
 
100.2
 
100.3
 
101.5
 
101.0
 
Canada
70.3
 
66.5
 
71.1
 
83.4
 
85.1
 
87.8
 
92.8
 
96.6
 
Czech Republic
32.6
 
31.0
 
34.4
 
41.1
 
44.5
 
47.1
 
48.7
 
49.7
 
Denmark
41.2
 
34.3
 
42.6
 
52.4
 
55.6
 
56.1
 
58.0
 
58.2
 
Estonia
8.0
 
7.3
 
8.5
 
12.7
 
12.5
 
12.3
 
13.1
 
13.0
 
Finland
45.6
 
41.4
 
40.4
 
51.6
 
57.6
 
61.2
 
65.5
 
68.5
 
France
71.2
 
73.0
 
79.3
 
90.8
 
95.2
 
98.6
 
102.4
 
104.1
 
Germany
69.8
 
65.6
 
69.7
 
77.4
 
87.1
 
86.9
 
87.3
 
86.4
 
Greece
116.9
 
115.0
 
118.1
 
133.5
 
149.1
 
165.1
 
181.2
 
183.9
 
Hungary
72.4
 
73.4
 
77.0
 
86.7
 
86.9
 
89.8
 
90.8
 
91.5
 
Iceland
57.4
 
53.3
 
102.1
 
119.8
 
125.0
 
127.3
 
127.4
 
126.2
 
Ireland
29.2
 
28.7
 
49.6
 
71.1
 
98.5
 
112.6
 
118.8
 
122.4
 
Israel 1
84.7
 
78.1
 
77.0
 
79.4
 
76.0
 
74.6
 
73.8
 
72.4
 
Italy
116.9
 
112.1
 
114.7
 
127.1
 
126.1
 
127.7
 
128.1
 
126.6
 
Japan
172.1
 
167.0
 
174.1
 
194.1
 
200.0
 
211.7
 
219.1
 
226.8
 
Korea
28.5
 
28.7
 
30.4
 
33.5
 
34.6
 
35.5
 
36.3
 
36.8
 
Luxembourg
11.5
 
11.3
 
18.3
 
18.0
 
24.5
 
28.2
 
30.9
 
34.6
 
Netherlands
54.5
 
51.5
 
64.8
 
67.4
 
70.6
 
72.5
 
75.3
 
76.9
 
New Zealand
26.6
 
25.7
 
28.9
 
34.4
 
37.8
 
44.1
 
47.6
 
50.2
 
Norway
59.4
 
57.4
 
55.0
 
49.1
 
49.7
 
56.5
 
51.3
 
48.6
 
Poland
55.2
 
51.7
 
54.4
 
58.5
 
62.4
 
64.9
 
65.4
 
64.7
 
Portugal
77.6
 
75.4
 
80.7
 
93.3
 
103.6
 
111.9
 
121.9
 
123.7
 
Slovak Republic
34.1
 
32.9
 
31.8
 
40.0
 
44.8
 
49.8
 
53.4
 
55.3
 
Slovenia
33.8
 
30.7
 
30.4
 
44.3
 
48.4
 
53.7
 
58.1
 
61.0
 
Spain
46.2
 
42.3
 
47.7
 
62.9
 
67.1
 
74.1
 
77.2
 
79.0
 
Sweden
53.9
 
49.3
 
49.6
 
52.0
 
49.1
 
46.2
 
45.3
 
43.1
 
Switzerland
50.2
 
46.8
 
43.6
 
43.7
 
42.6
 
42.0
 
41.2
 
40.7
 
United Kingdom
46.0
 
47.2
 
57.4
 
72.4
 
82.2
 
90.0
 
97.2
 
102.3
 
United States
60.9
 
62.1
 
71.4
 
85.0
 
94.2
 
97.6
 
103.6
 
108.5
 
Euro area (15 countries)
74.7
 
71.8
 
77.0
 
87.6
 
92.9
 
95.6
 
97.9
 
98.2
 
OECD-Total
74.6
 
73.3
 
79.7
 
91.4
 
97.9
 
101.6
 
105.7
 
108.4
 
Note: For more information, see OECD Economic Outlook Sources and Methods (http://www.oecd.org/eco/sources-and-methods).
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The statistical data for Israel are supplied by and under the responsibility of the relevant Israeli authorities. The use of such data by the OECD is without prejudice to the status of the Golan Heights, East Jerusalem and Israeli settlements in the West Bank under the terms of international law.
Source: OECD Economic Outlook No. 90, OECD Economic Outlook: Statistics and Projections (database)
 

This table includes government debt as a percentage of GDP. The table is part of the key tables collection on economics.

Years covered:
2006-2013

Countries covered

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Euro Area
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland