Japan recorded a government debt equivalent to 236.60 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in 2019. source: Ministry of Finance, Japan

Government Debt to GDP in Japan averaged 138.61 percent from 1980 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 238.20 percent in 2018 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 February of 2021.

Government Debt to GDP in Japan is expected to reach 250.00 percent by the end of 2020, 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 255.00 percent in 2021 and 260.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Japan General Government Gross Debt to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
236.60 238.20 238.20 50.60 1980 - 2019 percent Yearly

Japan Government Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Government Debt to GDP 236.60 238.20 238.20 50.60 percent [+]
Government Budget -3.80 -4.80 2.58 -8.30 percent of GDP [+]
Government Budget Value -131556.00 -308414.00 91505.00 -347513.00 JPY HML [+]
Government Spending 114508.90 111403.60 114508.90 43597.40 JPY Billion [+]
Military Expenditure 45362.00 45387.00 45627.00 7733.00 USD Million [+]
Credit Rating 77.00 [+]
Government Spending To GDP 38.90 38.90 40.91 35.03 percent [+]

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.