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Debt to GDP Ratio Historical Chart

This chart compares the level of gross domestic product (GDP) with total credit market debt as reported in the Federal Reserve Flow of Funds report. It took roughly $1.30 in new debt to create $1 of GDP in 1952. Today it takes over $3.50 in debt to generate a single dollar of additional GDP.

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Sources: BEA, Federal Reserve
Updated: April 15, 2014 at 10:56 AM EDT
Series: debt to gdp - debt statistics - flow of funds
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