Sri Lanka 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.
  • Sri Lanka debt to gdp ratio for 2015 was 73.51%, a 4.92% increase from 2014.
  • Sri Lanka debt to gdp ratio for 2014 was 68.59%, a 0.24% increase from 2013.
  • Sri Lanka debt to gdp ratio for 2013 was 68.35%, a 1.61% increase from 2012.
  • Sri Lanka debt to gdp ratio for 2012 was 66.75%, a 1.78% decline from 2011.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name Government Debt as % of GDP
Bhutan 88.50%
Sri Lanka 73.51%
Kyrgyz Republic 72.46%
Ukraine 70.26%
El Salvador 51.28%
India 49.96%
Zambia 49.41%
Georgia 36.65%
Lesotho 33.14%
Indonesia 30.31%
Micronesia 29.94%
Papua New Guinea 29.88%
Moldova 23.31%
Solomon Islands 6.74%
Sri Lanka Debt to GDP Ratio - Historical Data
Year Government Debt as % of GDP Annual Change
2015 73.51% 4.92%
2014 68.59% 0.24%
2013 68.35% 1.61%
2012 66.75% -1.78%
2011 68.53% -0.73%
2010 69.25% -16.81%
2009 86.06% 1.07%
2007 84.99% -3.71%
2006 88.70% -1.91%
2005 90.60% -11.72%
2004 102.33% 0.06%
2003 102.27% -3.25%
2002 105.53% 2.31%
2001 103.22% 6.32%
2000 96.90% 1.80%
1999 95.11% 5.91%
1998 89.20% 3.09%
1997 86.11% -6.24%
1996 92.34% -2.31%
1995 94.65% -0.21%
1994 94.86% -1.94%
1993 96.80% 1.44%
1992 95.36% -3.12%
1991 98.48% 1.90%
1990 96.58% 1.90%