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India among top economies with large debt

Last updated on: September 25, 2012 08:59 IST

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The costs of bail-outs and fiscal stimulus, and the effects of slow economic growth on tax revenues, have sent the ratio of government debt to GDP spiralling, says The Economist.

Let's take a look at debt situation in the world's biggest economies.

Source: The Economist

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Japan

Overall debt: 511 per cent of GDP

Financial debt: 118 per cent of GDP

Non-financial debt: 99 per cent of GDP

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The United Kingdom

Overall debt: 494 per cent of GDP

Financial debt: 197 per cent of GDP

Non-financial debt: 110 per cent of GDP

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Spain

Overall debt: 366 per cent of GDP

Financial debt: 76 per cent of GDP

Non-financial debt: 133 per cent of GDP

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France

Overall debt: 349 per cent of GDP

Financial debt: 99 per cent of GDP

Non-financial debt: 110 per cent of GDP

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South Korea

Overall debt: 315 per cent of GDP

Financial debt: 91 per cent of GDP

Non-financial debt: 109 per cent of GDP

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Italy

Overall debt: 310 per cent of GDP

Financial debt: 80 per cent of GDP

Non-financial debt: 81 per cent of GDP

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The United States

Overall debt: 289 per cent of GDP

Financial debt: 39 per cent of GDP

Non-financial debt: 77 per cent of GDP

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Germany

Overall debt: 287 per cent of GDP

Financial debt: 91 per cent of GDP

Non-financial debt: 50 per cent of GDP

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Canada

Overall debt: 273 per cent of GDP

Financial debt: 60 per cent of GDP

Non-financial debt: 52 per cent of GDP

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China

Overall debt: 184 per cent of GDP

Financial debt: 26 per cent of GDP

Non-financial debt: 102 per cent of GDP

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Brazil

Overall debt: 148 per cent of GDP

Financial debt: 33 per cent of GDP

Non-financial debt: 34 per cent of GDP

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India

Overall debt: 122 per cent of GDP

Financial debt: 12 per cent of GDP

Non-financial debt: 46 per cent of GDP

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Russia

Overall debt: 72 per cent of GDP

Financial debt: 16 per cent of GDP

Non-financial debt: 40 per cent of GDP

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Japan

Government debt: 227 per cent of GDP

Household debt: 67 per cent of GDP

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The United Kingdom

Government debt: 92 per cent of GDP

Household debt: 96 per cent of GDP

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Spain

Government debt: 75 per cent of GDP

Household debt: 81 per cent of GDP

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France

Government debt: 91 per cent of GDP

Household debt: 49 per cent of GDP

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South Korea

Government debt: 32 per cent of GDP

Household debt: 82 per cent of GDP

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Italy

Government debt: 104 per cent of GDP

Household debt: 46 per cent of GDP

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The United States

Government debt: 90 per cent of GDP

Household debt: 83 per cent of GDP

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Germany

Government debt: 86 per cent of GDP

Household debt: 60 per cent of GDP

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Canada

Government debt: 69 per cent of GDP

Household debt: 91 per cent of GDP

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China

Government debt: 28 per cent of GDP

Household debt: 28 per cent of GDP

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Brazil

Government debt: 66 per cent of GDP

Household debt: 15 per cent of GDP

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India

Government debt: 55 per cent of GDP

Household debt: 10 per cent of GDP

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Russia

Government debt: 7 per cent of GDP

Household debt: 9 per cent of GDP


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