Japan recorded a government debt equivalent to 253 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2017. Government Debt to GDP in Japan averaged 137.40 percent from 1980 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 253 percent in 2017 and a record low of 50.60 percent in 1980.

Government Debt to GDP in Japan is expected to be 256.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the Japan General Government Gross Debt to GDP is projected to trend around 259.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Japan Government Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Government Debt to GDP 253.00 250.40 253.00 50.60 percent [+]
Government Budget -3.80 -4.80 2.58 -8.30 percent of GDP [+]
Government Budget Value 72556.00 -41094.00 76276.00 -347513.00 JPY HND Million [+]
Government Spending 107734.40 107845.30 107845.30 43597.40 JPY Billion [+]
Military Expenditure 45362.00 45387.00 45627.00 7733.00 USD Million [+]
Government Spending To GDP 38.90 39.05 40.91 35.03 percent [+]
Asylum Applications 709.00 914.00 1982.00 13.00 Persons [+]
Credit Rating 77.62 [+]


Japan General Government Gross Debt to GDP

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 the latest reported value for - Japan Government Debt to GDP - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Japan General Government Gross Debt to GDP - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
253.00 250.40 253.00 50.60 1980 - 2017 percent Yearly




Country Last Previous
Japan 253.00 Dec/17
Italy 132.20 Dec/18
Singapore 112.20 Dec/18
United States 106.10 Dec/18
France 98.40 Dec/18
Spain 97.10 Dec/18
Canada 90.60 Dec/18
Argentina 86.20 Dec/18
Euro Area 85.10 Dec/18
United Kingdom 84.70 Dec/18
Brazil 77.22 Dec/18
India 68.70 Dec/17
Germany 60.90 Dec/18
South Africa 55.80 Dec/18
Netherlands 52.40 Dec/18
China 50.50 Dec/18
Mexico 46.00 Dec/18
Australia 40.70 Dec/18
South Korea 36.60 Dec/18
Turkey 30.40 Dec/18
Indonesia 29.80 Dec/18
Switzerland 27.70 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 19.10 Dec/18
Russia 13.50 Dec/17


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