Zambia 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.
  • Zambia debt to gdp ratio for 2015 was 49.41%, a 5.01% increase from 2014.
  • Zambia debt to gdp ratio for 2014 was 44.40%, a 20.17% increase from 2013.
  • Zambia debt to gdp ratio for 2013 was 24.22%, a 0.74% increase from 2012.
  • Zambia debt to gdp ratio for 2012 was 23.49%, a 5.44% increase from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

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Country Name Government Debt as % of GDP
Bhutan 93.97%
Sri Lanka 77.65%
Kyrgyz Republic 72.46%
Ukraine 70.26%
El Salvador 51.28%
Zambia 49.41%
Georgia 38.63%
Indonesia 30.31%
Micronesia 29.94%
Papua New Guinea 29.88%
Moldova 21.27%
Solomon Islands 7.63%
Zambia Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2015 49.41% 5.01%
2014 44.40% 20.17%
2013 24.22% 0.74%
2012 23.49% 5.44%
2011 18.05% -143.18%
1998 161.23% 11.16%
1997 150.07% -25.86%
1996 175.93% 20.66%
1995 155.28% 6.07%
1994 149.21% -12.58%
1993 161.79% -2.91%
1992 164.70% -112.83%
1991 277.53% 33.15%
1990 244.38% 33.15%