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Japan - General government gross debt in % of GDP

237.1 (%) in 2018

In 2018, government debt (% of GDP) for Japan was 237.1 %. Government debt (% of GDP) of Japan increased from 131.1 % in 1999 to 237.1 % in 2018 growing at an average annual rate of 3.21%.

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What is government debt (% of GDP)?

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 Japan government debt (% of GDP)?

Date Value Change, %
2018 237.1 0.91 %
2017 235.0 -0.57 %
2016 236.3 2.07 %
2015 231.6 -1.91 %
2014 236.1 1.55 %
2013 232.5 1.51 %
2012 229.0 3.12 %
2011 222.1 6.85 %
2010 207.9 3.39 %
2009 201.0 9.61 %
2008 183.4 4.55 %
2007 175.4

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