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1. Total central government debt

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19 Nov 2009
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Finance and investment: Key tables from OECD - ISSN 2075-8294 - © OECD 2009

 Total central government debt
 As percentage of GDP
 
 
 
2001
2002
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
2008
 
Australia
9.8
 
8.9
 
7.8
 
6.9
 
6.5
 
6.0
 
5.4
 
5.1
 
 
Austria
60.7
 
60.4
 
60.9
 
62.2
 
61.9
 
60.4
 
58.1
 
59.5
 
 
Belgium
99.3
 
98.2
 
95.7
 
93.1
 
92.0
 
87.5
 
85.3
 
90.2
 
 
Canada
39.7
 
38.1
 
35.9
 
32.1
 
30.3
 
27.9
 
25.1
 
28.6
 
 
Czech Republic
14.7
 
16.1
 
19.1
 
21.1
 
23.2
 
25.0
 
25.3
 
27.0
 
 
Denmark
52.0
 
51.6
 
49.6
 
47.0
 
39.3
 
32.8
 
27.9
 
32.3
 
 
Finland
44.2
 
41.2
 
43.4
 
41.9
 
38.2
 
35.3
 
31.2
 
29.2
 
 
France
48.3
 
49.9
 
51.9
 
52.6
 
53.3
 
52.1
 
52.2
 
54.2
 
 
Germany
34.6
 
36.1
 
37.7
 
39.2
 
40.4
 
40.9
 
39.5
 
38.9
 
 
Greece
109.7
 
109.2
 
106.4
 
108.3
 
109.0
 
106.1
 
105.0
 
107.9
 
 
Hungary
50.5
 
53.8
 
56.0
 
56.0
 
58.0
 
61.8
 
61.3
 
68.4
 
 
Iceland
39.2
 
35.3
 
33.3
 
28.2
 
19.4
 
24.8
 
23.4
 
44.7
 
 
Ireland
30.9
 
27.9
 
27.0
 
25.4
 
23.5
 
20.3
 
19.7
 
27.1
 
 
Italy
102.7
 
99.5
 
96.8
 
96.2
 
97.5
 
96.7
 
95.3
 
97.7
 
 
Japan
123.6
 
137.6
 
140.8
 
156.5
 
163.8
 
160.7
 
162.9
 
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Korea
17.4
 
17.6
 
20.7
 
23.7
 
27.6
 
30.1
 
29.7
 
29.1
 
 
Luxembourg
3.1
 
2.7
 
1.7
 
1.4
 
0.8
 
1.5
 
1.5
 
8.8
 
 
Mexico
20.5
 
21.9
 
22.1
 
20.7
 
20.2
 
20.5
 
21.0
 
24.5
 
 
Netherlands
41.3
 
41.5
 
43.0
 
43.8
 
43.0
 
39.2
 
37.9
 
50.2
 
 
New Zealand
30.5
 
28.8
 
26.8
 
24.0
 
22.5
 
22.0
 
20.8
 
21.1
 
 
Norway
18.1
 
19.0
 
21.3
 
18.4
 
17.2
 
12.5
 
11.7
 
13.8
 
 
Poland
36.4
 
40.6
 
44.9
 
43.6
 
44.8
 
45.1
 
42.7
 
45.0
 
 
Portugal
56.0
 
58.7
 
60.2
 
63.0
 
68.2
 
69.8
 
69.1
 
71.3
 
 
Slovak Republic
36.1
 
35.0
 
35.1
 
38.4
 
33.1
 
29.2
 
28.1
 
26.2
 
 
Spain
46.3
 
43.9
 
40.7
 
39.2
 
36.4
 
33.0
 
30.1
 
33.4
 
 
Sweden
49.2
 
47.3
 
48.3
 
47.3
 
46.7
 
42.8
 
37.2
 
36.0
 
 
Switzerland
24.8
 
28.2
 
28.3
 
28.1
 
28.1
 
25.4
 
23.6
 
22.9
 
 
Turkey
74.1
 
69.2
 
62.2
 
56.6
 
51.1
 
45.5
 
39.6
 
40.0
 
 
United Kingdom
38.8
 
39.1
 
38.8
 
40.0
 
43.6
 
43.5
 
42.9
 
60.6
 
 
United States
33.0
 
33.8
 
35.4
 
36.6
 
36.7
 
36.6
 
36.2
 
40.4
 
 
Euro area
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Last updated: 19 November 2009
Source: Central Government Debt, OECD National Accounts Statistics (database)
 

This table includes data on central government debt. The table is part of the key tables collection on finance and investment.

Years covered:
2001-2008

Countries covered

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