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Japan External and Government Debt

Japan National Debt Data

Indicator Data Period
Government Debt to GDP 237 % 2019
External Debt 495234 JPY Billion | 4578.717 B USD 4Q/20


Latest data on Government Debt to GDP (%)

Government Debt to GDP
                     Japan - Historical Data (%)

What is Japan Government Debt to GDP Ratio?

  • Government Debt to GDP in Japan decreased to 237 % in 2019. The maximum level was 238 % and minimum was 50.6 %
  • Data published Yearly by Ministry of Finance.

Historical Data (%) by years

Data
Period
Date
237 2019 28.07.2020
238 2018 29.10.2019
253 2017 20.03.2018
250.4 2016 11.08.2017
248 2015 31.12.2015
249.1 2014 31.12.2014
244.5 2013 31.12.2013
238 2012 31.12.2012


Historical Chart by governors (%)

Government Debt to GDP in Japan by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Haruhiko Kuroda 20.03.2013 - 244.5000 250.4000 250.4000 244.5000 2.41%
Masaaki Shirakawa 09.04.2008 - 20.03.2013 191.8000 238.0000 238.0000 191.8000 24.09%
Toshihiko Fukui 20.03.2003 - 19.03.2008 169.6000 183.0000 186.4000 169.6000 7.90%
Masaru Hayami 20.03.1998 - 20.03.2003 113.2000 164.0000 164.0000 113.2000 44.88%
Yasuo Matsushita 17.12.1994 - 20.03.1998 83.3000 100.5000 100.5000 83.3000 20.65%


Latest data on External Debt (JPY Billion)

External Debt
                     Japan - Historical Data (JPY Billion)

What is external debt of Japan?

  • External Debt in Japan decreased to 495234 JPY Billion (4578.717 B USD) in the forth quarter of 2020. The maximum debt was 512175 JPY Billion and minimum was 141743 JPY Billion
  • Data published Quarterly by Ministry of Finance.

Historical Data (JPY Billion) by years

Data
Period
Date
495234 4Q/20 13.03.2021
501500 3Q/20 12.12.2020
499826 2Q/20 12.09.2020
512403 1Q/20 13.06.2020
460580 4Q/19 14.03.2020
467002 3Q/19 14.12.2019
456947 2Q/19 29.10.2019
462696 1Q/19 15.06.2019


Historical Chart by governors (JPY Billion)

External Debt in Japan by governors

Name Period Start Data End Data Max Value Min Value CHG% Start/End
Haruhiko Kuroda 20.03.2013 - 266128.0000 413448.0000 413448.0000 266128.0000 55.36%
Masaaki Shirakawa 09.04.2008 - 20.03.2013 207521.0000 261757.0000 261757.0000 190217.0000 26.14%
Toshihiko Fukui 20.03.2003 - 19.03.2008 144505.0000 201530.0000 201530.0000 141743.0000 39.46%

Other budget indicators in Japan

Index Updated Actual Previous
Government Budget to GDP 2019 -2.4 % -3.8
Military Expenditure 2019 46.562 B USD 46.618

Government Debt to GDP in other countries

Country Updated Actual Previous
Bangladesh 2020 31.7 % 29.6
Jordan 2019 92.4 % 89.7
Kyrgyzstan 2020 68.1 % 54.1
Mongolia 2018 55 % 66
Nepal 2019 30.2 % 30.4
Palestine 2019 16.4 % 14.6
Tajikistan 2020 47.77 % 43.1
Cambodia 2020 31.5 % 28.6
China 2020 66.8 % 57.1
Georgia 2020 62.4 % 41.2
India 2019 69.62 % 69.8
Israel 2020 71.1 % 58.5
Pakistan 2020 87 % 86
South Korea 2019 37.7 % 36.6
Taiwan 2019 28.2 % 29.3
Vietnam 2020 46.7 % 43.5
Maldives 2019 24.7 % 26.6
Armenia 2019 45.6 % 48.49
Hong Kong 2016 38.4 % 37
Indonesia 2020 38.5 % 30.5
Japan 2019 237 % 238
Kazakhstan 2020 23.4 % 19.9
Lebanon 2020 172 % 174
Malaysia 2019 52.7 % 51.2
Philippines 2019 41.5 % 41.8
Qatar 2020 71.8 % 65.8
Singapore 2020 131 % 126
Sri Lanka 2019 86.8 % 83.7
Thailand 2020 50.5 % 41.1
Oman 2019 55.9 % 47.5
Iran 2020 45.4 % 44.7
Laos 2019 52.64 % 51.41
Azerbaijan 2020 20.1 % 17.7
Kuwait 2020 11.5 % 11.8
Saudi Arabia 2019 22.8 % 19
Bahrain 2020 128 % 103
United Arab Emirates 2020 36.9 % 27.3
Yemen 2020 81.7 % 76.5
Turkmenistan 2020 30.9 % 32.8
Uzbekistan 2019 20.4 % 19.97
Iraq 2020 68.3 % 46.9
Syria 2010 30.01 % 31.21
Afghanistan 2020 7.8 % 6.1
Bhutan 2019 122 % 112
Brunei 2020 3.2 % 2.6
Mauritius 2019 64.6 % 63.4