Japan Government Debt To GDP

Japan is expected to record a Gross Government Debt equivalent to 227.20 percent of GDP in 2013. Government Debt To GDP in Japan is reported by the Ministry of Finance Japan. Government Debt To GDP in Japan averaged 118.66 Percent from 1980 until 2013, reaching an all time high of 227.20 Percent in 2013 and a record low of 50.60 Percent in 1980. 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 - Japan Government Debt To GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. 2014-04-24

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Dates Unit Frequency
227.20 218.80 227.20 50.60 227.66 | 2014/12 1980 - 2013 Percent Yearly

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Japan Government Debt To GDP
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Government Last Previous Highest Lowest Forecast Unit
Government Budget -7.60 2013-12-31 -9.20 2.58 -9.20 -9.28 2014-06-30 Percent of GDP [+]
Government Budget Value -89157.00 2013-11-15 -85948.00 79559.00 -347513.00 -74285.30 2014-03-31 JPY HND Million [+]
Government Spending 103084.90 2013-11-15 102400.40 103084.90 68733.80 103106.39 2014-03-31 JPY Billion [+]
Government Debt To GDP 227.20 2013-12-31 218.80 227.20 50.60 227.66 2014-12-31 Percent [+]
Credit Rating 81.68 [+]
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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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