Gambia Government Debt To GDP

Gambia recorded a Government Debt to GDP of 31.40 percent of the countrys Gross Domestic Product in 2011. Government Debt To GDP in Gambia is reported by the Central Bank of Gambia. From 2003 until 2011, Gambia Government Debt To GDP averaged 71.4 Percent reaching an all time high of 117.4 Percent in December of 2003 and a record low of 31.4 Percent in December of 2011. Generally, Government debt as a percent of GDP is used by investors to measure a country ability to make future payments on its debt, thus affecting the country borrowing costs and government bond yields. This page provides - Gambia Government Debt To GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-17

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
31.40 39.40 117.40 31.40 30.91 | 2012/12 2003 - 2011 Percent Yearly

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Gambia Government Debt To GDP
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Government Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Government Debt To GDP 31.40 2011-12-31 39.40 117.40 31.40 30.91 2012-12-31 Percent [+]
Government Budget -8.00 2013-12-31 -5.90 0.10 -8.00 -9.08 2014-06-30 Percent of GDP [+]
Credit Rating 15.00 [+]
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Government Debt to GDP | Notes
Government debt as a percent of GDP, also known as debt-to-GDP ratio, is the amount of national debt a country has in percentage of its Gross Domestic Product. Basically, Government debt is the money owed by the central government to its creditors. There are two types of government debt: net and gross. Gross debt is the accumulation of outstanding government debt which may be in the form of government bonds, credit default swaps, currency swaps, special drawing rights, loans, insurance and pensions. Net debt is the difference between gross debt and the financial assets that government holds. The higher the debt-to-GDP ratio, the less likely the country will pay its debt back, and more likely the country is to default on its debt obligations.


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Gambia Interest Rate at 20.00 Percent  
The benchmark interest rate in Gambia was last recorded at 20 percent. Interest Rate in Gambia is reported by the Central Bank of The Gambia.
Gambia Inflation Rate at 5.60 Percent  
The inflation rate in Gambia was recorded at 5.60 percent in December of 2013. Inflation Rate in Gambia is reported by the Central Statistics Department of The Gambia.
Gambia Government Budget at -8.00 Percent of GDP  
Gambia recorded a Government Budget deficit equal to 8 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2013. Government Budget in Gambia is reported by the Central Bank of The Gambia.
Gambia Sales Tax Rate | VAT at 15.00 Percent  
The Sales Tax Rate in Gambia stands at 15 percent. Sales Tax Rate in Gambia is reported by the Ministry of Finance.
Gambia Current Account to GDP at 11.30 Percent  
Gambia recorded a Current Account surplus of 11.30 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2012. Current Account to GDP in Gambia is reported by the Central Bank of The Gambia.
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The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in Gambia expanded 5.60 percent in 2013 from the previous year. GDP Annual Growth Rate in Gambia is reported by the Central Bank of The Gambia.
Gambia Balance of Trade at -1159.07 million GMD  
Gambia recorded a trade deficit of 1159.07 million GMD in the third quarter of 2013. Balance of Trade in Gambia is reported by the Central Bank of The Gambia.
Gambia Current Account at 587.48 Dalasi Million  
Gambia recorded a Current Account surplus of 587.48 Dalasi Million in the third quarter of 2013. Current Account in Gambia is reported by the Central Bank of The Gambia.
Gambia Imports at 2306.40 million GMD  
Imports in Gambia decreased to 2306.40 million GMD in the third quarter of 2013 from 2403.40 million GMD in the second quarter of 2013. Imports in Gambia is reported by the Central Bank of The Gambia.
Gambia Exports at 1147.33 million GMD  
Exports in Gambia increased to 1147.33 million GMD in the third quarter of 2013 from 1132.24 million GMD in the second quarter of 2013. Exports in Gambia is reported by the Central Bank of The Gambia.
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