U.K. Debt to GDP Ratio 1990-2024

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.
  • U.K. debt to gdp ratio for 2021 was 186.48%, a 8.91% decline from 2020.
  • U.K. debt to gdp ratio for 2020 was 195.39%, a 35.37% increase from 2019.
  • U.K. debt to gdp ratio for 2019 was 160.02%, a 2.22% increase from 2018.
  • U.K. debt to gdp ratio for 2018 was 157.80%, a 3.28% 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%
U.K. Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2021 186.48% -8.91%
2020 195.39% 35.37%
2019 160.02% 2.22%
2018 157.80% -3.28%
2017 161.09% 5.08%
2016 156.00% 8.39%
2015 147.61% -2.97%
2014 150.58% 9.02%
2013 141.56% -5.46%
2012 147.02% 3.48%
2011 143.54% 12.85%
2010 130.69% 7.30%
2009 123.39% 18.15%
2008 105.24% 11.61%
2007 93.63% 1.63%
2006 92.01% 0.02%
2005 91.99% 1.65%
2004 90.33% 3.86%
2003 86.48% 0.21%
2002 86.27% 1.97%
2001 84.30% -3.15%
2000 87.45% 0.06%
1999 87.39% -2.90%
1998 90.29% 1.73%
1997 88.56% 1.14%
1996 87.41% -1.00%
1995 88.41% 47.93%
1994 40.48% 5.17%
1993 35.31% 4.91%
1992 30.40% 1.20%
1991 29.19% -1.01%
1990 30.20% -1.01%