UNITED STATES GENERAL GOVERNMENT NET DEBT IN PERCENT OF GDP


THE GENERAL GOVERNMENT NET DEBT IN PERCENT OF GDP IN THE UNITED STATES WAS REPORTED AT 58.33 PERCENT OF GDP IN 2009, ACCORDING TO THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF). IN 2015, THE UNITED STATES'S GENERAL GOVERNMENT NET DEBT IN PERCENT OF GDP IS EXPECTED TO BE 85.52 PERCENT OF GDP. NET DEBT IS CALCULATED AS GROSS DEBT MINUS FINANCIAL ASSETS CORRESPONDING TO DEBT INSTRUMENTS. THESE FINANCIAL ASSETS ARE: MONETARY GOLD AND SDRS; CURRENCY AND DEPOSITS; DEBT SECURITIES; LOANS; INSURANCE; PENSION; AND STANDARDIZED GUARANTEE SCHEMES; AND OTHER ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE. IN 2009, THE UNITED STATES' ECONOMY SHARE OF WORLD TOTAL GDP, ADJUSTED BY PURCHASING POWER PARITY, WAS 20.46 PERCENT. IN 2015, THE UNITED STATES'S SHARE OF WORLD TOTAL GDP IS FORECASTED TO BE 18.28 PERCENT. THIS PAGE INCLUDES A CHART, HISTORICAL DATA AND FORECAST FOR THE UNITED STATES'S GENERAL GOVERNMENT NET DEBT IN PERCENT OF GDP.



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IMF Data Specifications


CountryUnited States
Subject DescriptorGeneral government net debt
Subject NotesNet debt is calculated as gross debt minus financial assets corresponding to debt instruments. These financial assets are: monetary gold and SDRs; currency and deposits; debt securities; loans; insurance; pension; and standardized guarantee schemes; and other accounts receivable.
UnitsPercent of GDP
Scale 
Country/Series-specific NotesSee notes for: General government net debt (National currency).
Estimates Start After2009
TitleUnited States General government net debt in percent of GDP
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