Ireland Debt to GDP Ratio 1998-2020

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.
  • Ireland debt to gdp ratio for 2016 was 84.83%, a 3.69% decline from 2015.
  • Ireland debt to gdp ratio for 2015 was 88.52%, a 32.77% decline from 2014.
  • Ireland debt to gdp ratio for 2014 was 121.29%, a 10.29% decline from 2013.
  • Ireland debt to gdp ratio for 2013 was 131.58%, a 1.49% increase 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%
Ireland Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2016 84.83% -3.69%
2015 88.52% -32.77%
2014 121.29% -10.29%
2013 131.58% 1.49%
2012 130.08% 17.61%
2011 112.47% 29.87%
2010 82.60% 15.91%
2009 66.70% 19.89%
2008 46.81% 19.83%
2007 26.97% -0.07%
2006 27.04% -3.75%
2005 30.79% -0.13%
2004 30.91% -1.52%
2003 32.43% -1.33%
2002 33.76% -1.30%
2001 35.05% -3.85%
2000 38.90% -10.32%
1999 49.23% -10.86%
1998 60.09% -10.86%