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China - General government gross debt in current LCU

38,133 (billion LCU) in 2017

In 2017, government debt for China was 38,133 billion LCU. Government debt of China increased from 1,752 billion LCU in 1998 to 38,133 billion LCU in 2017 growing at an average annual rate of 17.84 %.

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What is government debt?

Gross debt consists of all liabilities that require payment or payments of interest and/or principal by the debtor to the creditor at a date or dates in the future. This includes debt liabilities in the form of SDRs, currency and deposits, debt securities, loans, insurance, pensions and standardized guarantee schemes, and other accounts payable. Thus, all liabilities in the GFSM 2001 system are debt, except for equity and investment fund shares and financial derivatives and employee stock options. Debt can be valued at current market, nominal, or face values (GFSM 2001, paragraph 7.110).

What is China government debt?

Date Value Change, %
2017 38,133 15.77 %
2016 32,940 14.73 %
2015 28,710 11.13 %
2014 25,835 16.98 %
2013 22,086 19.13 %
2012 18,539 13.40 %
2011 16,349 17.97 %
2010 13,858 15.32 %
2009 12,017 39.12 %
2008 8,638 9.50 %
2007 7,889 40.51 %
2006 5,615