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Iran is the top country by general government net debt in the world. As of 2018, general government net debt in Iran was 5,155,314 billion LCU that accounts for 48.00 % of the world's general government net debt. The top 5 countries (others are Indonesia, Japan, Colombia, and Republic of Korea) account for 96.74 % of it. The world's total general government net debt was estimated at 10,741,003 billion LCU in 2018.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
Net debt is calculated as gross debt minus financial assets corresponding to debt instruments. These financial assets are: monetary gold and SDRs, currency and deposits, debt securities, loans, insurance, pension, and standardized guarantee schemes, and other accounts receivable.receivable.