Debt to GDP Ratio Historical Chart

Interactive chart of historical data comparing the level of gross domestic product (GDP) with 1) Total US Credit Market Debt and 2) Federal Debt. The ratio using federal debt is the more traditional measurement, but the total credit market debt is a better comparison since GDP is a product of both public and private output, hence both public and private debt should be used as a numerator.

Data Sources: BEA, Federal Reserve

Topics: debt  flow of funds  gdp