Government debt ratios

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This table shows general government debt ratios. The general government sector comprises the subsectors central government, state government and local government as well as social security funds. Debt is valued at nominal (face) value, and foreign currency debt is converted into national currency by using year-end market exchange rates (special rules apply to contracts, however). National general government data are consolidated across subsectors and expressed as a percentage of nominal GDP.


Eurostat, IMF, OECD.

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Government debt.


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