OECD members Debt to GDP Ratio 1990-2023

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.
  • OECD members debt to gdp ratio for 1999 was 43.49%, a 1.79% decline from 1998.
  • OECD members debt to gdp ratio for 1998 was 45.27%, a 0.38% increase from 1997.
  • OECD members debt to gdp ratio for 1997 was 44.89%, a 0.09% decline from 1996.
  • OECD members debt to gdp ratio for 1996 was 44.99%, a 0.43% increase from 1995.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Government Debt as % of GDP
South Asia 53.02%
OECD members 43.49%
North America 37.73%
OECD members Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
1999 43.49% -1.79%
1998 45.27% 0.38%
1997 44.89% -0.09%
1996 44.99% 0.43%
1995 44.56% 2.17%
1994 42.39% 2.50%
1993 39.89% 0.09%
1992 39.80% 1.67%
1991 38.13% 1.74%
1990 36.39% 1.74%