China External Debt: % of GDP

1985 - 2019 | Yearly | % | CEIC Data

China External Debt accounted for 14.4 % of the country's Nominal GDP in 2019, compared with the ratio of 14.3 % in the previous year. China External Debt: % of Nominal GDP data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1985 to Dec 2019. The data reached an all-time high of 17.0 % in Dec 2014 and a record low of 5.1 % in Dec 1985. CEIC calculates External Debt as % of Nominal GDP from annual External Debt and annual Nominal GDP. The State Administration of Foreign Exchange provides External Debt in USD. The National Bureau of Statistics provides Nominal GDP in local currency. Federal Reserve Board average market exchange rate is used for currency conversions.

In the latest reports of China, Current Account recorded a surplus of 92.2 USD bn in Sep 2020. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) increased by 58.1 USD bn in Sep 2020. China Direct Investment Abroad expanded by 33.0 USD bn in Sep 2020. Its Foreign Portfolio Investment increased by 79.6 USD bn in Sep 2020. The country's External Debt reached 2,294,400.0 in Sep 2020. The country's Nominal GDP was reported at 3,849.8 USD bn in Sep 2020.

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China External Debt: % of GDP

What was China's External Debt: % of GDP in 2019?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
14.4 2019 14.3 2018 5.1 1985 17.0 2014 % yearly 1985 - 2019

External Debt: % of GDP by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 60.4 2019 yearly 1991 - 2019
Algeria (%) 2.3 2018 yearly 1970 - 2018
Argentina (%) 62.6 2019 yearly 2004 - 2019
Armenia (%) 90.3 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
Australia (%) 123.6 2019 yearly 1988 - 2019
Austria (%) 153.7 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Azerbaijan (%) 21.8 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2001 - Jun 2020
Belarus (%) 65.4 Jun 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Jun 2020
Belgium (%) 242.7 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Bolivia (%) 33.0 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1995 - Sep 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 48,725.726 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Oct 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 139,075.255 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1995 - Nov 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 13.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2020
National Government Debt (USD mn) 2,413,715.4 2019 yearly 2005 - 2019
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 18.0 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Jun 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (RMB bn) 50,816.686 2025 yearly 1982 - 2025
Forecast: Government Net Debt (RMB bn) 119,832.398 2025 yearly 1995 - 2025
Forecast: Government Revenue (RMB bn) 38,329.759 2025 yearly 1982 - 2025
Foreign Debts: Qtr: Total (USD mn) 2,294,400.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Sep 2020
Foreign Debts: Qtr: Long Term (USD mn) 998,800.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Sep 2020

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