Ireland Debt to GDP Ratio 1998-2024

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.
  • Ireland debt to gdp ratio for 2021 was 65.40%, a 6.34% decline from 2020.
  • Ireland debt to gdp ratio for 2020 was 71.74%, a 2.2% increase from 2019.
  • Ireland debt to gdp ratio for 2019 was 69.54%, a 5.65% decline from 2018.
  • Ireland debt to gdp ratio for 2018 was 75.18%, a 1.46% 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%
Ireland Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2021 65.40% -6.34%
2020 71.74% 2.20%
2019 69.54% -5.65%
2018 75.18% -1.46%
2017 76.65% -8.68%
2016 85.33% -3.22%
2015 88.56% -32.65%
2014 121.21% -10.57%
2013 131.78% 2.06%
2012 129.72% 18.07%
2011 111.65% 29.16%
2010 82.49% 15.87%
2009 66.62% 20.00%
2008 46.63% 19.63%
2007 26.99% -0.05%
2006 27.04% -3.73%
2005 30.77% -0.05%
2004 30.82% -1.55%
2003 32.37% -1.31%
2002 33.68% -1.33%
2001 35.01% -3.13%
2000 38.14% -11.00%
1999 49.14% -10.87%
1998 60.01% -10.87%