Colombia Government Debt: % of GDP

2005 - 2021 | Quarterly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Colombia Government Debt: % of GDP

  • Colombia Government debt accounted for 65.6 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2021, compared with the ratio of 66.9 % in the previous quarter.
  • Colombia government debt to GDP ratio data is updated quarterly, available from Dec 2005 to Dec 2021.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 69.5 % in Mar 2021 and a record low of 34.3 % in Sep 2012.

CEIC calculates quarterly Government Debt as % of Nominal GDP from quarterly Government Debt and rolling sum of quarterly Nominal GDP. Government Debt is calculated as a sum of Social Security, Central Government, and Central Administrations Debt only. The Ministry of Finance and Public Credit provides Government Debt in local currency. National Administrative Department of Statistics provides Nominal GDP in local currency.


Related information about Colombia Government Debt: % of GDP

  • In the latest reports, Colombia National Government Debt reached 190.8 USD bn in Dec 2021.
  • The country's Nominal GDP reached 91.9 USD bn in Jun 2022.

View Colombia's Government Debt: % of GDP from Dec 2005 to Dec 2021 in the chart:

Colombia Government Debt: % of GDP

What was Colombia's Government Debt: % of GDP in Dec 2021?

Colombia Government debt accounted for 65.6 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2021, compared with the ratio of 66.9 % in the previous quarter. See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
65.6 Dec 2021 66.9 Sep 2021 34.3 Sep 2012 69.5 Mar 2021 % quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2021

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 68.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2010 - Mar 2022
Algeria (%) 36.4 2018 yearly 1997 - 2018
Argentina (%) 78.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2004 - Mar 2022
Armenia (%) 63.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2013 - Mar 2022
Australia (%) 48.0 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
Austria (%) 84.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Azerbaijan (%) 6.4 2010 yearly 2008 - 2010
Bahrain (%) 95.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2007 - Mar 2022
Bangladesh (%) 19.2 2021 yearly 2010 - 2021
Belarus (%) 36.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2003 - Mar 2022
Belgium (%) 107.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1980 - Mar 2022
Bolivia (%) 27.2 2014 yearly 1998 - 2014
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 24.5 2021 yearly 2007 - 2021
Botswana (%) 15.3 Dec 2019 quarterly Jun 2014 - Dec 2019
Brazil (%) 78.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2006 - Jun 2022
Bulgaria (%) 22.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2022
Cambodia (%) 35.2 2021 yearly 2013 - 2021
Canada (%) 71.0 2022 yearly 1962 - 2022
Chile (%) 37.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
China (%) 19.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2022
Colombia (%) 65.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2021
Croatia (%) 77.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1995 - Mar 2022
Cyprus (%) 97.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2022
Czech Republic (%) 42.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Denmark (%) 33.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Ecuador (%) 61.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2005 - Jun 2021
Egypt (%) 68.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Jun 2006 - Jun 2020
Estonia (%) 17.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
European Union (%) 87.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Finland (%) 71.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
France (%) 114.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1995 - Mar 2022
Georgia (%) 47.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
Germany (%) 67.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Ghana (%) 80.1 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
Greece (%) 188.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2022
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 46.1 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Hungary (%) 75.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1990 - Jun 2022
Iceland (%) 74.6 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
India (%) 56.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2012 - Mar 2022
Indonesia (%) 39.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Jun 2015 - Jun 2022
Iran (%) 9.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
Ireland (%) 53.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Israel (%) 67.1 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Italy (%) 152.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1995 - Mar 2022
Ivory Coast (%) 8.6 2015 yearly 1975 - 2015
Japan (%) 231.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1994 - Jun 2022
Jordan (%) 88.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2002 - Mar 2022
Kazakhstan (%) 23.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2005 - Mar 2022
Kenya (%) 67.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2009 - Mar 2022
South Korea (%) 46.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2002 - Mar 2022
Kosovo (%) 23.3 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
Kuwait (%) 3.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) 67.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Jun 2022
Latvia (%) 44.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
Lebanon (%) 150.6 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
Lithuania (%) 40.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Luxembourg (%) 22.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1997 - Mar 2022
North Macedonia (%) 48.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2009 - Jun 2022
Malawi (%) 66.0 2014 yearly 2010 - 2014
Malaysia (%) 62.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Jun 2022
Malta (%) 57.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Mauritius (%) 76.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Jun 2022
Mexico (%) 51.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2005 - Jun 2022
Moldova (%) 31.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2022
Mongolia (%) 59.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2017 - Dec 2021
Montenegro (%) 80.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Mar 2022
Morocco (%) 68.9 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
Nepal (%) 27.2 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Netherlands (%) 50.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2022
New Zealand (%) 33.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2006 - Mar 2022
Nigeria (%) 20.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Mar 2022
Norway (%) 43.2 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Oman (%) 65.9 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Pakistan (%) 69.1 2021 yearly 2000 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (%) 74.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Mar 2022
Panama (%) 64.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2007 - Mar 2022
Paraguay (%) 31.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2014 - Mar 2022
Peru (%) 33.8 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Jun 2022
Philippines (%) 62.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Jun 2022
Poland (%) 52.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2002 - Mar 2022
Portugal (%) 127.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Qatar (%) 15.0 2012 yearly 2006 - 2012
Romania (%) 48.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2011 - Jun 2022
Russia (%) 13.8 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2011 - Jun 2022
Saudi Arabia (%) 26.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 2016 - Jun 2022
Serbia (%) 55.3 Jun 2022 quarterly Sep 2004 - Jun 2022
Singapore (%) 176.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1990 - Jun 2022
Slovakia (%) 62.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Slovenia (%) 75.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1999 - Mar 2022
South Africa (%) 70.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1960 - Jun 2022
Spain (%) 117.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Sri Lanka (%) 117.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2014 - Mar 2022
Sweden (%) 35.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Mar 2022
Switzerland (%) 24.7 2025 yearly 1990 - 2025
Taiwan (%) 30.2 2021 yearly 1996 - 2021
Tajikistan (%) 39.2 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Thailand (%) 53.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Dec 1997 - Jun 2022
Tunisia (%) 79.7 Dec 2021 monthly Apr 2011 - Dec 2021
Turkey (%) 42.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2001 - Mar 2022
Ukraine (%) 43.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -4.1 Sep 2021 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2021
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 1,574.093 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2021
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 5,035.892 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Jul 2022
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 17.2 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
National Government Debt (USD mn) 193,875.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2021
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 65.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2021
Forecast: Government Expenditure (COP bn) 571,821.857 2027 yearly 1982 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (COP bn) 980,686.993 2027 yearly 1996 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (COP bn) 551,613.754 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Tax Collection: Total (COP mn) 22,127,758.774 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Jul 2022
Tax Collection: Internal: VAT (COP mn) 7,415,564.273 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Jul 2022
Tax Collection: Internal: Income Tax (COP mn) 8,903,699.056 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1999 - Jul 2022
Tax Collection: Internal: Petrol & Diesel Fuel Tax (COP mn) 182,848.672 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2000 - Jul 2022
Central Government Debt: Medium and Long Term: Internal (COP bn) 426,138.650 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Central Government Debt: Medium and Long Term: External (COP bn) 274,313.485 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Central Government Debt: Medium and Long Term (COP bn) 700,452.135 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 2.411 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) -820.8 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1958 - Jun 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 5,913.9 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1970 - Jul 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 71.7 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1971 - Jul 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 56,092.607 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 269,956.916 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 38,225.759 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Imports (USD mn) 6,368.0 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Jun 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) 29.4 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Jun 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 1,753,438.593 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 1,322,031.248 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 1,624.516 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Jul 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1,627.568 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Jun 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 76.969 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 2008 - Jul 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 1,494.798 Jun 2022 monthly Jun 1988 - Jun 2022
Trade Balance: ytd: Total (USD mn) -6,714.541 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2006 - Jun 2022
Terms of Trade Index (2000=100) 162.238 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Jul 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 1,494.5 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2022
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -5,039.5 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2022
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -5.7 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2022
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 4,773.1 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2022
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 5.4 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 1,421.609 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 1.6 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -267.0 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2022
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 1,688.622 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 1996 - Jun 2022
External Debt (USD mn) 175,917.1 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 54.6 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 27,911.0 Jun 2022 monthly Oct 1999 - Jun 2022
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 7.8 2021 yearly 1970 - 2021
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -17.933 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -174,151.839 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Current Account: Debit (USD mn) 29,299.414 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Liabilities Incurred (LI) (USD mn) 1,421.609 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account: Derivatives: Net Liabilities Incurred (USD mn) -140.201 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account: Other Investment (USD mn) -2,561.420 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2018
BoP: BPM6: Errors and Omissions (USD mn) -124.175 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account: Direct Investment: Acquisition of Financial Assets... (USD mn) 1,494.529 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: LI: Debt Securities (USD mn) 1,688.622 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account: Other Investment: Liabilities Incurred (LI) (USD mn) 2,666.016 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Current Account: Goods & Services: Services (USD mn) -1,335.858 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Current Account: Goods & Services: Goods: Debit (USD mn) 18,312.545 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Current Account: Goods & Services: Services: Credit (USD mn) 2,989.373 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Current Account: Credit (USD mn) 24,259.941 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: Acquisition of Financial Ass... (USD mn) 816.807 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account: Derivatives: Net Acquisition of Financial Assets (USD mn) -104.031 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Current Account: Goods & Services: Services: Debit (USD mn) 4,325.231 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account: Direct Investment (USD mn) -3,278.537 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment: LI: Equity & Investment Fund... (USD mn) -267.013 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account: Other Investment: Acquisition of Financial Assets ... (USD mn) 1,275.459 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Current Account: Goods & Services: Goods: Credit (USD mn) 16,489.112 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account (USD mn) -5,163.649 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Current Account: Goods & Services: Goods (USD mn) -1,823.433 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account: Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -604.802 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account: Derivatives (USD mn) 36.170 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
BoP: BPM6: Financial Account: Reserve Assets (USD mn) 74.079 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
International Investment Position (IIP) (USD mn) -174,151.839 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
IIP: Assets (USD mn) 229,441.021 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
IIP: Liabilities (USD mn) 403,592.860 Jun 2022 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2022
External Debt: Public Sector: Total (USD mn) 100,927.389 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2022
External Debt: Private Sector: Total (USD mn) 74,989.748 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2022
External Debt: Total: Long Term (USD mn) 148,006.121 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 2001 - Jun 2022
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 3.8 May 2022 monthly Apr 1995 - May 2022
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 36.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2016 - Mar 2022
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 43,033.951 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1984 - Jul 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 156,369.267 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1979 - Jul 2022
M2 Growth (%) 13.6 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1980 - Jul 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 8.0 Aug 2022 monthly Jun 2008 - Aug 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 52,499.7 Jul 2022 monthly Dec 1956 - Jul 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 16.436 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2000 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 8.2 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Jun 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 257.400 Aug 2022 monthly Dec 1956 - Aug 2022
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 179,982.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 14.0 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1994 - Apr 2022
Credit to Households (USD bn) 88.920 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1996 - Dec 2021
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 185.400 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1996 - Dec 2021
Household Debt (USD mn) 73,334.8 May 2022 monthly Apr 1995 - May 2022
Total Loans (USD mn) 154,735.404 May 2022 monthly Apr 1995 - May 2022
Total Loans Growth (%) 15.07 May 2022 monthly Apr 1996 - May 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 51.15 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2005 - Mar 2022
Monetary Base (COP bn) 142,235.459 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Jul 2022
Money Supply: M3 (COP bn) 728,322.193 Jul 2022 monthly Jan 1982 - Jul 2022
Net International Reserves: Gross (USD mn) 56,989.525 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1960 - Aug 2022
Net International Reserves: Gross: Gold (USD mn) 257.400 Aug 2022 monthly Jan 1980 - Aug 2022
Credits Institutions: Credit Balance Including Leasing: Gross (COP bn) 605,377.511 May 2022 monthly Apr 1995 - May 2022
CO: Domestic Credit: Net (COP mn) 632,897,649.671 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
CO: Bank Non-Performing Loans to Total Gross Loans (%) 3.947 2021 yearly 2005 - 2021
CO: Bank Liquid Reserves: to Bank Assets Ratio (%) 5.776 2021 yearly 2001 - 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 5.7 Jun 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Jun 2022
IOS: Business Climate Indicators: Better Expectations (%) 38.790 Apr 2022 monthly Oct 2006 - Apr 2022
IOS: Business Climate Indicators: Favorable Situation (%) 78.650 Apr 2022 monthly Oct 2006 - Apr 2022

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