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    $69 Trillion of World Debt in One Infographic

    Published 1 year ago

    on November 14, 2019

    By Jeff Desjardins

     

     

    $69 Trillion of World Debt in One Infographic

    Two decades ago, total government debt was estimated to sit at $20 trillion.

    Since then, according to the latest figures by the IMF, the number has ballooned to $69.3 trillion with a debt to GDP ratio of 82% — the highest totals in human history.

    Which countries owe the most money, and how do these figures compare?

    The Regional Breakdown

    Let’s start by looking at the continental level, to get an idea of how world debt is divided from a geographical perspective:

    RegionDebt to GDPGross Debt (Millions of USD)% of Total World DebtWorld81.8%$69,298100.0%

    Asia and Pacific 79.8% $24,120 34.8%
    North America 100.4% $23,710 34.2%
    Europe 74.2% $16,225 23.4%
    South America 75.0% $2,699 3.9%
    Africa 56.9% $1,313 1.9%
    Other 37.1% $1,231 1.8%

    In absolute terms, over 90% of global debt is concentrated in North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe — meanwhile, regions like Africa, South America, and other account for less than 10%.

    This is not surprising, since advanced economies hold most of the world’s debt (about 75.4%), while emerging or developing economies hold the rest.

    World Debt by Country

    Now let’s look at individual countries, according to data released by the IMF in October 2019.

    It’s worth mentioning that the following numbers are representative of 2018 data, and that for a tiny subset of countries (i.e. Syria) we used the latest available numbers as an estimate.

    RankCountryDebt to GDPGross Debt ($B)% of World Total

    #1 United States 104.3% $21,465 31.0%
    #2 Japan 237.1% $11,788 17.0%
    #3 China, People's Republic of 50.6% $6,764 9.8%
    #4 Italy 132.2% $2,744 4.0%
    #5 France 98.4% $2,736 3.9%
    #6 United Kingdom 86.8% $2,455 3.5%
    #7 Germany 61.7% $2,438 3.5%
    #8 India 68.1% $1,851 2.7%
    #9 Brazil 87.9% $1,642 2.4%
    #10 Canada 89.9% $1,540 2.2%
    #11 Spain 97.1% $1,386 2.0%
    #12 Mexico 53.6% $655 0.9%
    #13 Korea, Republic of 37.9% $652 0.9%
    #14 Australia 41.4% $588 0.8%
    #15 Belgium 102.0% $543 0.8%

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    In absolute terms, the most indebted nation is the United States, which has a gross debt of $21.5 trillion according to the IMF as of 2018.

    If you’re looking for a more precise figure for 2019, the U.S. government’s “Debt to the Penny” dataset puts the amount owing to exactly $23,015,089,744,090.63 as of November 12, 2019.

    Of course, the U.S. is also the world’s largest economy in nominal terms, putting the debt to GDP ratio at 104.3%

    Other stand outs from the list above include Japan, which has the highest debt to GDP ratio (237.1%), and China , which has increased government debt by almost $2 trillion in just the last two years. Meanwhile, the European economies of Italy and Belgium check the box as other large debtors with ratios topping 100% debt to GDP.

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    $69 Trillion of World Debt in One Infographic

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