Canada Debt to GDP Ratio 1995-2024

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.
  • Canada debt to gdp ratio for 2021 was 64.04%, a 10.88% decline from 2020.
  • Canada debt to gdp ratio for 2020 was 74.92%, a 21.56% increase from 2019.
  • Canada debt to gdp ratio for 2019 was 53.36%, a 0.21% increase from 2018.
  • Canada debt to gdp ratio for 2018 was 53.15%, a 1.31% decline from 2017.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Government Debt as % of GDP
Croatia 687.99%
Greece 237.13%
Japan 217.61%
United Kingdom 186.48%
Singapore 153.80%
Spain 135.82%
United States 120.37%
France 116.55%
Belgium 109.22%
Iceland 96.87%
San Marino 95.12%
Austria 94.32%
Hungary 86.91%
Bahamas 86.19%
Slovak Republic 79.25%
Australia 70.18%
Ireland 65.40%
Canada 64.04%
New Zealand 50.99%
South Korea 49.16%
Lithuania 48.91%
Sweden 40.66%
Estonia 23.67%
Switzerland 20.30%
Canada Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2021 64.04% -10.88%
2020 74.92% 21.56%
2019 53.36% 0.21%
2018 53.15% -1.31%
2017 54.46% -1.56%
2016 56.02% 0.03%
2015 55.99% 4.51%
2014 51.48% -1.72%
2013 53.20% -2.52%
2012 55.73% 1.61%
2011 54.12% 0.97%
2010 53.15% -0.04%
2009 53.19% 7.87%
2008 45.32% 6.16%
2007 39.16% -4.13%
2006 43.29% -2.77%
2005 46.06% -0.74%
2004 46.80% -4.47%
2003 51.27% -2.88%
2002 54.15% -3.31%
2001 57.46% -1.28%
2000 58.74% -7.51%
1999 66.25% -6.24%
1998 72.48% -2.45%
1997 74.93% -3.11%
1996 78.04% 0.73%
1995 77.31% 0.73%