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 254.00 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 258.00 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 -4.50 -4.50 2.58 -9.50 percent of GDP [+]
Government Budget Value -113831.00 53517.00 76276.00 -347513.00 JPY HND Million [+]
Government Spending 107015.20 106818.50 107015.20 43597.40 JPY Billion [+]
Military Expenditure 46555.98 46471.29 46754.03 7927.75 USD Million [+]
Government Spending To GDP 39.05 39.39 40.91 35.03 percent [+]
Asylum Applications 759.00 1287.00 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 November of 2018.

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




Country Last
Japan 253.00 Dec/17
Italy 131.80 Dec/17
Singapore 110.60 Dec/17
United States 105.40 Dec/17
Spain 98.30 Dec/17
France 97.00 Dec/17
Canada 89.60 Dec/17
Euro Area 86.70 Dec/17
United Kingdom 85.30 Dec/17
Brazil 74.04 Dec/17
India 68.70 Dec/17
Germany 64.10 Dec/17
Argentina 57.10 Dec/17
Netherlands 56.70 Dec/17
South Africa 53.10 Dec/17
China 47.60 Dec/17
Mexico 46.40 Dec/17
Australia 41.90 Dec/17
South Korea 38.00 Dec/17
Switzerland 29.70 Dec/17
Indonesia 28.70 Dec/17
Turkey 28.30 Dec/17
Saudi Arabia 17.20 Dec/17
Russia 12.60 Dec/17


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