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Central government debt, total (% of GDP) for the United Kingdom (DEBTTLGBA188A)


2021: 185.35261 (+ more)   Updated: Dec 19, 2023
2021:  185.35261  
2020:  195.88497  
2019:  160.33736  
2018:  158.17803  
2017:  161.28399  
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Percent of GDP,
Not Seasonally Adjusted




Source: World Bank  

Release: World Development Indicators  

Units:  Percent of GDP, Not Seasonally Adjusted

Frequency:  Annual


Debt is the entire stock of direct government fixed-term contractual obligations to others outstanding on a particular date. It includes domestic and foreign liabilities such as currency and money deposits, securities other than shares, and loans. It is the gross amount of government liabilities reduced by the amount of equity and financial derivatives held by the government. Because debt is a stock rather than a flow, it is measured as of a given date, usually the last day of the fiscal year.

World Bank Source: International Monetary Fund, Government Finance Statistics Yearbook and data files, and World Bank and OECD GDP estimates.

Source Indicator: GC.DOD.TOTL.GD.ZS

Suggested Citation:

World Bank, Central government debt, total (% of GDP) for the United Kingdom [DEBTTLGBA188A], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/DEBTTLGBA188A, February 25, 2024.


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