These are lists of countries by public debt, based on data from the CIA's World Factbook and the IMF. Net debt figure is the cumulative total of all government borrowings less repayments that are denominated in a country's home currency.


Gross government debt is the total amount of debt the government has issued and is the most relevant data for discussions of government default and debt ceilings. It is different from external debt, which includes the foreign currency liabilities of non-government entities. Net debt subtracts financial assets a government holds from the gross debt amount. Net debt would decrease by about one-third of GDP. The public debt relative information provided by national sources (CIA) is not always objective and true, given the fact that there is no independent research in these matters. Note that net debt figures are included where gross debt figures are unavailable in the CIA set (USA).

Public debt as % of GDP

The figures here are represented as a percentage of annual gross domestic product.

Public debt per capita

The figures here are represented per capita. The row number column is static. So it acts as a rank column for whatever column is being sorted.

See also

*List of countries by future gross government debt *List of countries by tax revenue to GDP ratio *List of countries by credit rating *List of countries by household debt *List of countries by corporate debt ;Nation specific *United States public debt *Japan public debt *United Kingdom national debt *Canadian public debt


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