Japan recorded a Government Debt to GDP of 266.20 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2020. source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Government Debt to GDP in Japan averaged 141.61 percent from 1980 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 266.20 percent in 2020 and a record low of 50.60 percent in 1980. 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 - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on October of 2021.

Government Debt to GDP in Japan is expected to reach 266.00 percent of GDP by the end of 2021, 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 260.00 percent of GDP in 2022 and 257.00 percent of GDP in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Japan General Government Gross Debt to GDP


Japan Last Unit Reference Previous Highest Lowest
Government Debt to GDP 266.20 percent of GDP Dec/20 238.00 266.20 50.60
Government Budget -12.60 percent of GDP Dec/20 -3.10 2.58 -12.60


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.