Japan 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.
  • Japan debt to gdp ratio for 2021 was 217.61%, a 1.55% increase from 2020.
  • Japan debt to gdp ratio for 2020 was 216.06%, a 18.05% increase from 2019.
  • Japan debt to gdp ratio for 2019 was 198.02%, a 0.68% increase from 2018.
  • Japan debt to gdp ratio for 2018 was 197.33%, a 3.85% increase 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%
Japan Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2021 217.61% 1.55%
2020 216.06% 18.05%
2019 198.02% 0.68%
2018 197.33% 3.85%
2017 193.49% 0.26%
2016 193.23% -1.35%
2015 194.58% 2.47%
2014 192.11% 5.55%
2013 186.56% 2.86%
2012 183.71% 8.14%
2011 175.57% 15.07%
2010 160.50% 3.51%
2009 156.98% 18.41%
2008 138.57% 6.35%
2007 132.22% 3.62%
2006 128.60% 0.39%
2005 128.21% 0.66%
2004 127.55% 5.63%
2003 121.92% 10.04%
2002 111.88% 9.03%
2001 102.85% 3.91%
2000 98.93% 8.28%
1999 90.65% 10.18%
1998 80.48% 7.48%
1997 73.00% 7.59%
1996 65.41% 4.64%
1995 60.77% 5.66%
1994 55.11% 12.21%
1993 42.90% 3.27%
1992 39.63% 0.78%
1991 38.85% -14.04%
1990 52.89% -14.04%