Iran Government Debt: % of GDP

1998 - 2021 | Quarterly | % | CEIC Data

Key information about Iran Government Debt: % of GDP

  • Iran Government debt accounted for 9.8 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2021, compared with the ratio of 11.5 % in the previous quarter.
  • Iran government debt to GDP ratio data is updated quarterly, available from Mar 1998 to Dec 2021.
  • The data reached an all-time high of 20.2 % in Mar 1999 and a record low of 5.6 % in Sep 2008.

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 Debt to the Central Bank and Debt to Other Banks. The Central Bank of the Islamic Republic of Iran provides Government Debt in local currency and Nominal GDP in local currency.
  • The country's Nominal GDP reached 393.3 USD bn in Dec 2021.
  • View Iran's Government Debt: % of GDP from Mar 1998 to Dec 2021 in the chart:

    Iran Government Debt: % of GDP

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

    Iran Government debt accounted for 9.8 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2021, compared with the ratio of 11.5 % in the previous quarter. See the table below for more data.

    Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
    9.8 Dec 2021 11.5 Sep 2021 5.6 Sep 2008 20.2 Mar 1999 % quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021

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    country/region Last Frequency Range
    Albania (%) 70.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2010 - Dec 2021
    Algeria (%) 36.4 2018 yearly 1997 - 2018
    Argentina (%) 80.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2004 - Dec 2021
    Armenia (%) 63.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2013 - Dec 2021
    Australia (%) 48.0 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
    Austria (%) 82.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
    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 (%) 36.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2003 - Mar 2022
    Belgium (%) 108.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1980 - Dec 2021
    Bolivia (%) 27.2 2014 yearly 1998 - 2014
    Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 26.3 2020 yearly 2007 - 2020
    Botswana (%) 15.3 Dec 2019 quarterly Jun 2014 - Dec 2019
    Brazil (%) 78.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2006 - Mar 2022
    Bulgaria (%) 25.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Dec 2021
    Cambodia (%) 35.2 2021 yearly 2013 - 2021
    Canada (%) 73.8 2021 yearly 1962 - 2021
    Chile (%) 35.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
    China (%) 20.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
    Colombia (%) 64.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2005 - Dec 2021
    Croatia (%) 79.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1995 - Dec 2021
    Cyprus (%) 103.6 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2021
    Czech Republic (%) 41.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
    Denmark (%) 36.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
    Ecuador (%) 61.9 Jun 2021 quarterly Dec 2005 - Jun 2021
    Egypt (%) 68.6 Jun 2020 quarterly Jun 2006 - Jun 2020
    Estonia (%) 18.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
    European Union (%) 88.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
    Finland (%) 65.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
    France (%) 112.9 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1995 - Dec 2021
    Georgia (%) 47.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2022
    Germany (%) 69.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
    Ghana (%) 80.1 2021 yearly 2006 - 2021
    Greece (%) 193.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2021
    Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 46.1 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
    Hungary (%) 75.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1990 - Mar 2022
    Iceland (%) 75.0 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
    India (%) 56.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2012 - Dec 2021
    Indonesia (%) 40.3 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2015 - Mar 2022
    Iran (%) 9.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
    Ireland (%) 56.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
    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 (%) 229.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1994 - Mar 2022
    Jordan (%) 89.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2002 - Dec 2021
    Kazakhstan (%) 24.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
    Kenya (%) 67.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2009 - Dec 2021
    South Korea (%) 45.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Sep 2002 - Dec 2021
    Kosovo (%) 23.3 2021 yearly 2009 - 2021
    Kuwait (%) 3.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
    Kyrgyzstan (%) 61.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2011 - Mar 2022
    Latvia (%) 44.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
    Lebanon (%) 171.0 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
    Lithuania (%) 44.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
    Luxembourg (%) 24.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2021
    North Macedonia (%) 50.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2009 - Mar 2022
    Malawi (%) 66.0 2014 yearly 2010 - 2014
    Malaysia (%) 63.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Mar 2022
    Malta (%) 56.4 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2000 - Dec 2021
    Mauritius (%) 79.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Jun 2003 - Mar 2022
    Mexico (%) 52.8 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2005 - Mar 2022
    Moldova (%) 31.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2022
    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 (%) 52.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2021
    New Zealand (%) 33.0 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2006 - Mar 2022
    Nigeria (%) 20.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2021
    Norway (%) 43.2 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
    Oman (%) 65.9 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
    Pakistan (%) 73.5 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
    Palestinian Territory (%) 79.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2021
    Panama (%) 64.6 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2007 - Mar 2022
    Paraguay (%) 31.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2014 - Dec 2021
    Peru (%) 33.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1999 - Mar 2022
    Philippines (%) 63.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1993 - Mar 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 (%) 48.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2011 - Dec 2021
    Russia (%) 15.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2011 - Mar 2022
    Saudi Arabia (%) 30.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2016 - Dec 2021
    Serbia (%) 55.9 Mar 2022 quarterly Sep 2004 - Mar 2022
    Singapore (%) 160.1 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1990 - Mar 2022
    Slovakia (%) 63.1 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
    Slovenia (%) 74.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 1999 - Dec 2021
    South Africa (%) 67.4 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1960 - Mar 2022
    Spain (%) 117.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Mar 1995 - Mar 2022
    Sri Lanka (%) 99.5 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2021
    Sweden (%) 35.7 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2021
    Switzerland (%) 24.7 2025 yearly 1990 - 2025
    Taiwan (%) 32.6 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
    Tajikistan (%) 39.2 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
    Thailand (%) 53.7 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 1997 - Mar 2022
    Tunisia (%) 79.7 Dec 2021 monthly Apr 2011 - Dec 2021
    Turkey (%) 42.0 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2001 - Dec 2021
    Ukraine (%) 43.3 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2021
    United Kingdom (%) 102.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1975 - Dec 2021

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    Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
    Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -4.8 Mar 2019 quarterly Mar 2006 - Mar 2019
    Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -13,054.478 Mar 2020 quarterly Jun 2005 - Mar 2020
    Tax Revenue (USD mn) 38,295.238 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
    Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 5.8 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
    Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 9.8 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 1998 - Dec 2021
    Forecast: Government Expenditure (IRR bn) 48,431,375.310 2028 yearly 1991 - 2028
    Forecast: Government Net Debt (IRR bn) 118,430,357.100 2028 yearly 1997 - 2028
    Forecast: Government Revenue (IRR bn) 25,244,384.530 2028 yearly 1991 - 2028
    Govt Revenues excl Special Rev: Tax: on Goods & Services: Value Added (IRR bn) 388,100.000 2020 yearly 2009 - 2020
    Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
    Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 1.488 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
    Trade Balance (USD mn) 8,159.0 2020 yearly 1948 - 2020
    Total Exports (USD mn) 72,345.0 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
    Total Exports Growth (%) 54.2 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
    Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 271,041.046 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
    Exports: Medicament (USD th) 93,182.428 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
    Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 81,467.770 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
    Total Imports (USD mn) 38,893.0 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
    Total Imports Growth (%) -11.7 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
    Imports: Medicament (USD th) 820,884.757 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
    Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 579,502.354 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
    Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 0.094 Feb 2022 monthly Feb 2016 - Feb 2022
    Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1.534 Feb 2022 monthly May 2001 - Feb 2022
    Total Exports to China (USD mn) 480.389 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1990 - Feb 2022
    Total Imports from China (USD mn) 334.263 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 1981 - Feb 2022
    Exports (USD mn) 34,861.000 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
    Exports: Industrial Goods (IG) (USD mn) 33,233.350 2019 yearly 1979 - 2019
    Exports: IG: Plastic Materials and Their Products (USD mn) 5,639.000 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
    Exports: Iraq (USD mn) 7,448.430 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
    Exports: China (USD mn) 9,077.120 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
    Exports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 4,661.620 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
    Exports: Germany (USD mn) 233.060 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
    Exports: Russia (USD mn) 504.580 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
    Imports: Miscellaneous Finished Products (MF) (USD mn) 1,455.590 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
    Imports: Mineral Products, Fuels, Industrial Oils and Grease (MP) (USD mn) 487.690 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
    Imports: Foodstuffs and Live Animals (FA) (USD mn) 7,670.380 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
    Imports: Machinery and Transportation Vehicles (MT) (USD mn) 13,616.510 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
    Imports: Chemicals (USD mn) 6,212.880 2021 yearly 1979 - 2021
    Imports: Natural Gas (Cub m bn) 0.300 2021 yearly 1974 - 2021
    Imports: Russia (USD mn) 1,070.260 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
    Imports: United Arab Emirates (USD mn) 9,757.790 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
    Imports: Germany (USD mn) 1,851.170 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
    Imports: China (USD mn) 9,843.010 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
    Imports: Turkey (USD mn) 4,400.090 2021 yearly 1995 - 2021
    Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
    Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 156.0 2018 yearly 1997 - 2018
    Current Account Balance (USD mn) -707.7 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
    Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -0.1 2021 yearly 1997 - 2021
    Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 1,224.0 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
    Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.1 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
    Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 164.500 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
    Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 0.0 2020 yearly 1997 - 2020
    External Debt (USD mn) 9,142.1 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
    External Debt: % of GDP (%) 1.0 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
    External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 1,966.2 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
    External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 0.2 2021 yearly 1994 - 2021
    Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 9.784 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
    BoP: CA: Income: Credit (USD mn) 1,147.800 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
    BoP: CA: CF: Capital Account: Credit (USD mn) 0.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
    BoP: CA: Services (USD mn) -3,998.700 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
    BoP: CA: Current Transfers (USD mn) 654.500 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
    BoP: CA: Errors and Omissions (USD mn) -817.000 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
    BoP: CA: Income (USD mn) -599.300 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
    BoP: CA: Income: Debit (USD mn) 1,747.100 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
    BoP: CA: CF: Capital Account: Debit (USD mn) -5,969.000 2020 yearly 1998 - 2020
    BoP: CA: Goods (USD mn) 3,235.800 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
    BoP: CA: Current Transfers: Debit (USD mn) 342.100 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
    BoP: CA: Current Transfers: Credit (USD mn) 996.600 2021 yearly 1998 - 2021
    External Debt: Medium and Long Term (USD mn) 7,175.855 2021 yearly 1992 - 2021
    Monetary Last Frequency Range
    Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 7.1 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2011 - Dec 2021
    Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 218,152.381 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Feb 2022
    Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 1,100,959.524 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Feb 2022
    M2 Growth (%) 39.7 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 2000 - Feb 2022
    Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 10.0 May 2022 monthly Mar 2008 - May 2022
    Total Deposits (USD mn) 810,159.524 2020 yearly 1973 - 2020
    Total Deposits Growth (%) 41.1 2020 yearly 1974 - 2020
    Domestic Credit (USD mn) 276,897.2 Feb 2017 monthly Jan 1964 - Feb 2017
    Domestic Credit Growth (%) 25.8 Feb 2017 monthly Jan 1965 - Feb 2017
    Total Loans (USD mn) 236,845.352 2016 yearly 1967 - 2016
    Total Loans Growth (%) 23.00 2016 yearly 1968 - 2016
    Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 66.06 2016 yearly 1961 - 2016
    Money Supply: Monetary Base (IRR bn) 5,807,500.000 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Feb 2022
    Money Supply: M2: Quasi Money (IRR bn) 37,077,900.000 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Feb 2022
    Money Supply: M2: M1 (IRR bn) 9,162,400.000 Feb 2022 monthly Dec 1999 - Feb 2022

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