Ireland Debt to GDP Ratio 1998-2023

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 2020 was 71.58%, a 1.89% increase from 2019.
  • Ireland debt to gdp ratio for 2019 was 69.70%, a 5.49% decline from 2018.
  • Ireland debt to gdp ratio for 2018 was 75.19%, a 1.52% decline from 2017.
  • Ireland debt to gdp ratio for 2017 was 76.71%, a 8.63% decline from 2016.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Government Debt as % of GDP
Greece 252.29%
Japan 216.28%
United Kingdom 195.39%
Singapore 153.41%
Spain 141.22%
United States 126.39%
France 123.01%
Belgium 119.43%
Croatia 104.89%
Iceland 100.02%
Austria 99.91%
San Marino 98.35%
Hungary 96.11%
Bahamas 84.45%
Slovak Republic 77.36%
Canada 72.09%
Ireland 71.58%
Australia 69.41%
Uruguay 60.40%
Lithuania 53.28%
South Korea 46.43%
New Zealand 46.33%
Sweden 44.00%
Estonia 23.77%
Switzerland 20.91%
Ireland Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2020 71.58% 1.89%
2019 69.70% -5.49%
2018 75.19% -1.52%
2017 76.71% -8.63%
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%