OECD members 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.
  • OECD members debt to gdp ratio for 1999 was 45.44%, a 1.7% decline from 1998.
  • OECD members debt to gdp ratio for 1998 was 47.14%, a 0.59% increase from 1997.
  • OECD members debt to gdp ratio for 1997 was 46.55%, a 0.19% increase from 1996.
  • OECD members debt to gdp ratio for 1996 was 46.35%, a 0.7% increase from 1995.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Government Debt as % of GDP
South Asia 52.75%
OECD members 45.44%
North America 37.73%
OECD members Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
1999 45.44% -1.70%
1998 47.14% 0.59%
1997 46.55% 0.19%
1996 46.35% 0.70%
1995 45.65% 2.13%
1994 43.52% 2.89%
1993 40.64% -0.39%
1992 41.02% 1.71%
1991 39.31% 1.54%
1990 37.77% 1.54%