South Asia 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.
  • South Asia debt to gdp ratio for 2013 was 50.98%, a 0.27% decline from 2012.
  • South Asia debt to gdp ratio for 2012 was 51.25%, a 0.92% decline from 2011.
  • South Asia debt to gdp ratio for 2011 was 52.17%, a 0.13% increase from 2010.
  • South Asia debt to gdp ratio for 2010 was 52.04%, a 4.14% decline from 2009.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Government Debt as % of GDP
North America 96.08%
South Asia 50.98%
South Asia Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2013 50.98% -0.27%
2012 51.25% -0.92%
2011 52.17% 0.13%
2010 52.04% -4.14%
2009 56.18% -0.95%
2008 57.14% -1.03%
2007 58.17% -2.26%
2006 60.43% -2.54%
2005 62.97% -0.76%
2004 63.73% 2.55%
2003 61.18% -0.46%
2002 61.65% 3.28%
2001 58.36% 0.98%
2000 57.38% 4.63%
1999 52.75% -1.65%
1998 54.40% 2.91%
1997 51.50% 4.21%
1996 47.29% -1.77%
1995 49.06% -2.03%
1994 51.09% -4.74%
1993 55.82% 2.29%
1992 53.53% -0.55%
1991 54.08% -0.79%
1990 54.87% -0.79%