U.K. Debt to GDP Ratio 1990-2020

Debt is the entire stock of direct government fixed-term contractual obligations to others outstanding on a particular date. It includes domestic and foreign liabilities such as currency and money deposits, securities other than shares, and loans. It is the gross amount of government liabilities reduced by the amount of equity and financial derivatives held by the government. Because debt is a stock rather than a flow, it is measured as of a given date, usually the last day of the fiscal year.
  • U.K. debt to gdp ratio for 2016 was 114.97%, a 9.81% increase from 2015.
  • U.K. debt to gdp ratio for 2015 was 105.16%, a 1.05% decline from 2014.
  • U.K. debt to gdp ratio for 2014 was 106.21%, a 11.08% increase from 2013.
  • U.K. debt to gdp ratio for 2013 was 95.14%, a 4.11% decline from 2012.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Government Debt as % of GDP
Japan 196.58%
United Kingdom 114.97%
Singapore 109.20%
Spain 104.57%
United States 99.02%
Hungary 96.19%
Ireland 84.83%
Iceland 73.53%
Palau 67.54%
San Marino 57.31%
Bahamas 51.42%
Uruguay 50.69%
New Zealand 42.34%
South Korea 38.07%
Switzerland 19.73%
Australia 0.05%
U.K. Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2016 114.97% 9.81%
2015 105.16% -1.05%
2014 106.21% 11.08%
2013 95.14% -4.11%
2012 99.25% 4.00%
2011 95.25% 13.55%
2010 81.70% 12.76%
2009 68.93% 13.69%
2008 55.25% 10.59%
2007 44.65% 1.03%
2006 43.62% -0.53%
2005 44.15% 1.41%
2004 42.74% 3.39%
2003 39.35% -0.09%
2002 39.44% 0.97%
2001 38.48% -4.13%
2000 42.61% -0.10%
1999 42.70% -3.51%
1998 46.22% 1.25%
1997 44.97% 1.34%
1996 43.63% -0.29%
1995 43.92% 3.44%
1994 40.48% 5.17%
1993 35.31% 4.91%
1992 30.40% 1.20%
1991 29.19% -1.01%
1990 30.20% -1.01%