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Japan - General government gross debt in current LCU

1,301,802 (billion LCU) in 2018

In 2018, government debt for Japan was 1,301,802 billion LCU. Government debt of Japan increased from 681,370 billion LCU in 1999 to 1,301,802 billion LCU in 2018 growing at an average annual rate of 3.48 %.

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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 Japan government debt?

Date Value Change, %
2018 1,301,802 1.63 %
2017 1,280,928 1.12 %
2016 1,266,722 2.96 %
2015 1,230,275 1.42 %
2014 1,213,101 3.71 %
2013 1,169,728 3.20 %
2012 1,133,490 3.86 %
2011 1,091,354 4.94 %
2010 1,039,993 5.68 %
2009 984,109 3.04 %
2008 955,075 2.40 %
2007 932,720

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