New Zealand Debt to GDP Ratio 2002-2020

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.
  • New Zealand debt to gdp ratio for 2016 was 42.34%, a 1.09% decline from 2015.
  • New Zealand debt to gdp ratio for 2015 was 43.43%, a 0.8% decline from 2014.
  • New Zealand debt to gdp ratio for 2014 was 44.23%, a 2.31% decline from 2013.
  • New Zealand debt to gdp ratio for 2013 was 46.54%, a 5.27% 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%
New Zealand Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2016 42.34% -1.09%
2015 43.43% -0.80%
2014 44.23% -2.31%
2013 46.54% -5.27%
2012 51.82% 3.46%
2011 48.36% 13.47%
2010 34.89% 2.94%
2009 31.95% -4.10%
2008 36.05% -0.89%
2007 36.94% -5.99%
2006 42.93% -1.24%
2005 44.17% 0.30%
2004 43.87% -4.38%
2003 48.25% 15.47%
2002 32.78% 15.47%