Japan 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.
  • Japan debt to gdp ratio for 2016 was 196.58%, a 0.7% decline from 2015.
  • Japan debt to gdp ratio for 2015 was 197.28%, a 2.86% increase from 2014.
  • Japan debt to gdp ratio for 2014 was 194.43%, a 5.55% increase from 2013.
  • Japan debt to gdp ratio for 2013 was 188.88%, a 2.86% 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%
Japan Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2016 196.58% -0.70%
2015 197.28% 2.86%
2014 194.43% 5.55%
2013 188.88% 2.86%
2012 186.03% 8.06%
2011 177.96% 15.66%
2010 162.30% 3.42%
2009 158.87% 18.46%
2008 140.41% 6.20%
2007 134.22% 3.39%
2006 130.83% 0.37%
2005 130.46% 0.59%
2004 129.87% 5.84%
2003 124.03% 10.43%
2002 113.60% 9.16%
2001 104.44% 3.98%
2000 100.46% 8.46%
1999 92.00% 10.42%
1998 81.57% 7.43%
1997 74.14% 7.64%
1996 66.50% 4.76%
1995 61.74% 5.69%
1994 56.04% 13.14%
1993 42.90% 3.27%
1992 39.63% 0.78%
1991 38.85% -14.04%
1990 52.89% -14.04%