Jamaica 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.
  • Jamaica debt to gdp ratio for 2016 was 122.67%, a 1.99% decline from 2015.
  • Jamaica debt to gdp ratio for 2015 was 124.66%, a 7.77% decline from 2014.
  • Jamaica debt to gdp ratio for 2014 was 132.43%, a 3.47% decline from 2013.
  • Jamaica debt to gdp ratio for 2013 was 135.90%, a 2.03% decline from 2012.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Government Debt as % of GDP
Jamaica 122.67%
Albania 80.74%
Jordan 75.39%
Brazil 73.42%
Colombia 57.41%
Bosnia 52.87%
Malaysia 51.89%
Tonga 51.81%
Marshall Islands 48.89%
Belarus 39.96%
Turkey 31.87%
Iraq 28.08%
Peru 23.18%
Guatemala 22.99%
Kazakhstan 16.77%
Botswana 15.24%
Russia 14.24%
Jamaica Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2016 122.67% -1.99%
2015 124.66% -7.77%
2014 132.43% -3.47%
2013 135.90% -2.03%
2012 137.93% 3.96%
2011 133.98% -2.25%
2010 136.22% 1.55%
2009 134.68% 14.34%
2008 120.34% 7.35%
2007 112.99% -4.71%
2006 117.70% -3.30%
2005 121.00% -1.01%
2004 122.01% -5.43%
2003 127.43% -0.34%
2002 127.78% 10.24%
2001 117.54% 19.20%
2000 98.33% 9.37%
1999 88.96% 7.29%
1998 81.67% 7.97%
1997 73.70% 1.45%
1996 72.25% -11.61%
1995 83.86% -10.80%
1994 94.66% -17.54%
1993 112.20% -11.41%
1992 123.61% -109.23%
1991 232.83% 94.09%
1990 138.74% 94.09%