Gross federal debt in the United States increased to 107.60 percent of the GDP in 2020 from 106.90 percent in 2019, according to estimates from the Office of Management and Budget. source: U.S. Bureau of Public Debt

Government Debt to GDP in the United States averaged 63.41 percent from 1940 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 118.90 percent in 1946 and a record low of 31.80 percent in 1981. This page provides - United States Government Debt To GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United States Gross Federal Debt to GDP - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2021.

Government Debt to GDP in the United States is expected to reach 115.00 percent by the end of 2021, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United States Gross Federal Debt to GDP is projected to trend around 122.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United States Gross Federal Debt to GDP

United States Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Government Debt to GDP 107.60 percent of GDP Dec/20 106.90 118.90 31.80

United States Gross Federal 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.