Japan Debt to GDP Ratio 1990-2022

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 2016 was 193.39%, a 1.43% decline from 2015.
  • Japan debt to gdp ratio for 2015 was 194.82%, a 2.24% increase from 2014.
  • Japan debt to gdp ratio for 2014 was 192.58%, a 5.75% increase from 2013.
  • Japan debt to gdp ratio for 2013 was 186.83%, a 2.86% increase from 2012.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Government Debt as % of GDP
Japan 193.39%
United Kingdom 113.77%
Singapore 109.14%
Spain 104.57%
United States 99.08%
Hungary 95.34%
Ireland 85.34%
Iceland 72.91%
Palau 67.96%
San Marino 57.33%
Bahamas 51.87%
Uruguay 46.66%
New Zealand 42.20%
South Korea 38.07%
Switzerland 19.05%
Australia 0.05%
Japan Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2016 193.39% -1.43%
2015 194.82% 2.24%
2014 192.58% 5.75%
2013 186.83% 2.86%
2012 183.97% 8.17%
2011 175.80% 15.17%
2010 160.63% 3.51%
2009 157.13% 18.61%
2008 138.52% 6.19%
2007 132.33% 3.53%
2006 128.80% 0.39%
2005 128.41% 0.60%
2004 127.80% 5.80%
2003 122.00% 10.24%
2002 111.76% 9.02%
2001 102.74% 3.92%
2000 98.83% 8.30%
1999 90.53% 10.27%
1998 80.26% 7.40%
1997 72.86% 7.57%
1996 65.29% 4.63%
1995 60.66% 5.65%
1994 55.01% 12.12%
1993 42.90% 3.27%
1992 39.63% 0.78%
1991 38.85% -14.04%
1990 52.89% -14.04%