Switzerland Government Debt: % of GDP

1990 - 2018 | Yearly | % | Federal Finance Administration

Switzerland Government debt accounted for 25.8 % of the country's Nominal GDP in Dec 2018, compared with the ratio of 27.7 % in the previous year. Switzerland government debt to GDP ratio data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1990 to Dec 2018. The data reached an all-time high of 47.1 % in Dec 1998 and a record low of 25.8 % in Dec 2018.

In the latest reports, Switzerland National Government Debt reached 218.1 USD bn in Dec 2018. The country's Nominal GDP reached 193.3 USD bn in Sep 2020.

View Switzerland's Government Debt: % of GDP from 1990 to 2018 in the chart:

Switzerland Government Debt: % of GDP

What was Switzerland's Government Debt: % of GDP in 2018?

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
25.8 2018 27.7 2017 25.8 2018 47.1 1998 % yearly 1990 - 2018

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (%) 76.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2010 - Sep 2020
Algeria (%) 30.7 2017 yearly 1997 - 2017
Argentina (%) 99.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2004 - Sep 2020
Armenia (%) 60.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2013 - Sep 2020
Australia (%) 34.7 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Austria (%) 79.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Azerbaijan (%) 6.4 2010 yearly 2008 - 2010
Bahrain (%) 98.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2007 - Sep 2020
Bangladesh (%) 21.3 2020 yearly 2010 - 2020
Belarus (%) 22.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2003 - Dec 2020
Belgium (%) 113.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1980 - Sep 2020
Bolivia (%) 27.2 2014 yearly 1998 - 2014
Bosnia and Herzegovina (%) 23.0 2019 yearly 2007 - 2019
Botswana (%) 13.9 Dec 2019 quarterly Jun 2014 - Dec 2019
Brazil (%) 89.3 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2006 - Dec 2020
Bulgaria (%) 25.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2007 - Sep 2020
Cambodia (%) 28.1 2019 yearly 2013 - 2019
Canada (%) 54.0 2020 yearly 1962 - 2020
Chile (%) 32.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2020
China (%) 20.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Dec 2020
Colombia (%) 65.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Sep 2020
Croatia (%) 86.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1995 - Sep 2020
Cyprus (%) 119.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Sep 2020
Czech Republic (%) 38.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Denmark (%) 42.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Ecuador (%) 57.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Sep 2020
Egypt (%) 66.3 Dec 2019 quarterly Jun 2006 - Dec 2019
Estonia (%) 18.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
European Union (%) 89.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Finland (%) 66.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
France (%) 116.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1995 - Sep 2020
Georgia (%) 54.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Sep 2020
Germany (%) 70.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Ghana (%) 63.0 2019 yearly 2006 - 2019
Greece (%) 199.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (%) 41.9 2020 yearly 2003 - 2020
Hungary (%) 72.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1990 - Sep 2020
Iceland (%) 68.3 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
India (%) 56.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2012 - Sep 2020
Indonesia (%) 39.4 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2015 - Dec 2020
Iran (%) 15.8 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 1998 - Jun 2020
Ireland (%) 62.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Israel (%) 58.4 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Italy (%) 154.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1995 - Sep 2020
Ivory Coast (%) 8.6 2015 yearly 1975 - 2015
Japan (%) 224.8 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1994 - Dec 2020
Jordan (%) 85.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2002 - Sep 2020
Kazakhstan (%) 23.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2005 - Sep 2020
Kenya (%) 68.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2009 - Sep 2020
South Korea (%) 41.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2002 - Sep 2020
Kosovo (%) 17.5 2019 yearly 2009 - 2019
Kuwait (%) 4.2 Mar 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Mar 2020
Kyrgyzstan (%) 68.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2020
Latvia (%) 44.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Lebanon (%) 171.0 2019 yearly 1998 - 2019
Lithuania (%) 45.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Luxembourg (%) 26.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1997 - Sep 2020
North Macedonia (%) 52.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2009 - Sep 2020
Malawi (%) 66.0 2014 yearly 2010 - 2014
Malaysia (%) 62.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Malta (%) 53.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2000 - Sep 2020
Mauritius (%) 76.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2003 - Dec 2020
Mexico (%) 52.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2005 - Sep 2020
Moldova (%) 30.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2007 - Sep 2020
Montenegro (%) 85.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Sep 2020
Morocco (%) 65.0 2019 yearly 1994 - 2019
Nepal (%) 30.3 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Netherlands (%) 55.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2020
New Zealand (%) 33.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2007 - Sep 2020
Nigeria (%) 18.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Sep 2020
Norway (%) 40.2 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Oman (%) 55.8 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Pakistan (%) 83.3 2019 yearly 2000 - 2019
Palestinian Territory (%) 89.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Sep 2020
Panama (%) 65.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2007 - Sep 2020
Paraguay (%) 27.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2014 - Sep 2020
Peru (%) 35.0 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Dec 2020
Philippines (%) 54.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
Poland (%) 56.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2002 - Sep 2020
Portugal (%) 133.7 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Dec 2020
Qatar (%) 15.0 2012 yearly 2006 - 2012
Romania (%) 43.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2011 - Sep 2020
Russia (%) 15.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2011 - Sep 2020
Saudi Arabia (%) 31.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2016 - Sep 2020
Serbia (%) 57.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 2004 - Sep 2020
Singapore (%) 150.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1990 - Dec 2020
Slovakia (%) 60.3 Jun 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Jun 2020
Slovenia (%) 78.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2020
South Africa (%) 75.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1960 - Sep 2020
Spain (%) 114.1 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1995 - Sep 2020
Sri Lanka (%) 98.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2014 - Sep 2020
Sweden (%) 37.7 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Switzerland (%) 25.8 2018 yearly 1990 - 2018
Taiwan (%) 32.7 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Tajikistan (%) 44.8 2018 yearly 1999 - 2018
Thailand (%) 44.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1997 - Dec 2020
Tunisia (%) 77.1 Dec 2018 monthly Apr 2011 - Dec 2018
Turkey (%) 42.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2001 - Sep 2020
Ukraine (%) 51.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Sep 2020
United Kingdom (%) 100.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1975 - Sep 2020

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) 1.4 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) 10,392.117 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 198,047.723 2018 yearly 1990 - 2018
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 26.9 2018 yearly 1990 - 2018
National Government Debt (USD mn) 218,144.8 2018 yearly 1990 - 2018
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 25.8 2018 yearly 1990 - 2018
Forecast: Government Expenditure (CHF bn) 246.262 2025 yearly 1983 - 2025
Forecast: Government Net Debt (CHF bn) 338.919 2025 yearly 1990 - 2025
Forecast: Government Revenue (CHF bn) 246.629 2025 yearly 1983 - 2025
General Government: Consolidated (Cons): Revenue (CHF mn) 239,156.982 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
General Government: Cons: Expenditure (CHF mn) 228,830.249 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
General Government: Cons: Net Lending/Borrowing (CHF mn) 10,326.733 2019 yearly 1990 - 2019
Gross Public Debt: General Government (CHF mn) 214,479.964 2018 yearly 1990 - 2018
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 4.350 2025 yearly 1980 - 2025
Trade Balance (USD mn) 5,580.9 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Jan 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 27,565.9 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Jan 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) -6.8 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - Jan 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 1,562,334.799 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 48,294,364.058 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 36,582,026.343 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 21,984.9 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1988 - Jan 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) -12.6 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1989 - Jan 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 21,395,960.436 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 10,731,656.255 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 5,165.692 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1960 - Jan 2021
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 1,767.257 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1960 - Oct 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 1,472.991 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1997 - Dec 2020
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 1,558.656 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1997 - Jan 2021
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 30,646.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 9,550.4 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 4.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 17,823.9 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 9.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) -4,800.539 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -149.587 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -4,651.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -2.5 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 2,185,868.2 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 264.4 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 1,202,234.8 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 135.7 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Total Debt: % of GDP (%) 955.3 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) 88.051 2025 yearly 1980 - 2025
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) 731,230.018 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: NA: Direct Investment (CHF mn) 28,168.988 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: IL: Portfolio Investment (CHF mn) -4,412.495 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Debit: GS: Services (CHF mn) 25,825.385 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 2020
BoP: Financial Account (FA): Net (CHF mn) 9,650.201 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: NA: Portfolio Investment (CHF mn) 5,203.713 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Net Acquisition of Financial Assets (NA) (CHF mn) 39,859.527 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: Net Incurrence of Liabilities (IL) (CHF mn) 27,083.563 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: NA: Other Investment (CHF mn) -6,214.187 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
BoP: Capital Transfers: Debit (CHF mn) 98.163 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Debit: Primary Income (CHF mn) 33,548.657 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 2020
BoP: Capital Transfers: Credit (CHF mn) 53.273 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
BoP: Capital Transfers: Net (CHF mn) -44.890 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: IL: Direct Investment (CHF mn) 16,383.173 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Debit: Secondary Income (CHF mn) 11,515.968 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Debit: GS: Goods (CHF mn) 70,520.563 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 2020
Balance of Payment (BoP): Current Account (CA): Net (CHF mn) 8,778.448 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 2020
BoP: FA: IL: Other Investment (CHF mn) 15,112.885 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 2000 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Credit (CHF mn) 150,189.021 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Credit: Goods and Services (GS) (CHF mn) 110,263.692 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Credit: GS: Goods (CHF mn) 84,938.506 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Credit: GS: Services (CHF mn) 25,325.186 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Credit: Primary Income (CHF mn) 28,878.722 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Credit: Secondary Income (CHF mn) 11,046.606 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Debit (CHF mn) 141,410.573 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 2020
BoP: CA: Debit: Goods and Services (GS) (CHF mn) 96,345.948 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1983 - Sep 2020
International Investment Position (IIP): Net (CHF mn) 671,854.141 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2020
IIP: Assets (CHF mn) 5,254,615.083 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2020
IIP: Liabilities (CHF mn) 4,582,760.942 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2020
Gross External Debt (CHF mn) 2,008,375.696 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2020
Gross External Debt: Short Term (CHF mn) 1,104,613.346 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2020
Gross External Debt: Long Term (CHF mn) 903,762.350 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: Flow (CHF mn) -78,751.581 2019 yearly 1985 - 2019
Foreign Direct Investment: Stock: Manufacturing (Mfg) (CHF mn) 162,001.536 2017 yearly 1985 - 2017
Foreign Direct Investment: Flow: Services: Trade (CHF mn) 1,806.961 2017 yearly 1986 - 2017
Direct Investment Abroad: Flow: Europe: EU: ow Austria (CHF mn) 1,774.311 2019 yearly 1986 - 2019
Direct Investment Abroad: Flow: Europe: EU: ow United Kingdom (CHF mn) 6,167.699 2019 yearly 1986 - 2019
Direct Investment Abroad: Flow: North America: Canada (CHF mn) 8,375.239 2019 yearly 1986 - 2019
Direct Investment Abroad: Flow: Europe: EU: ow Belgium (CHF mn) 5,042.787 2019 yearly 1986 - 2019
Direct Investment Abroad: Flow: Asia: ow China (CHF mn) 1,549.941 2019 yearly 1993 - 2019
Direct Investment Abroad: Flow: Services: Finance and Holding Companies (FH) (CHF mn) -20,400.491 2019 yearly 1986 - 2019
Direct Investment Abroad: Flow: Services: Banks (CHF mn) 6,168.678 2019 yearly 1986 - 2019
Direct Investment Abroad: Flow: Mfg: Electronics, Energy, Optical and Watch (CHF mn) 1,936.736 2019 yearly 1986 - 2019
Direct Investment Abroad: Flow: Services (CHF mn) -52,763.529 2019 yearly 1986 - 2019
Direct Investment Abroad: Flow (CHF mn) -42,140.248 2019 yearly 1985 - 2019
Direct Investment Abroad: Flow: Manufacturing (CHF mn) 10,623.281 2019 yearly 1986 - 2019
Number of Bankruptcies (Unit) 13,671.000 2019 yearly 1980 - 2019
No of Registered Companies: New (Unit) 39,608.000 2018 yearly 2013 - 2018
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 0.6 2019 yearly 2005 - 2019
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 126.8 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 826,990.455 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1984 - Jan 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 1,210,638.967 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1984 - Jan 2021
M2 Growth (%) 6.6 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1985 - Jan 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 1,009,454.8 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Jan 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 135.230 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2006 - Dec 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 46.0 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Jan 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 62,347.113 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Jan 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 2,271,223.679 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1996 - Dec 2020
Total Deposits Growth (%) 8.1 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1997 - Dec 2020
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 1,442,869.2 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1987 - Dec 2020
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 2.7 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 1988 - Dec 2020
Debt Service Ratio: Private Non-Financial Sector (%) 19.400 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1999 - Sep 2020
Credit to Households (USD bn) 1,002.063 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1999 - Sep 2020
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 2,049.753 Sep 2020 quarterly Sep 1953 - Sep 2020
Household Debt (USD mn) 952,798.4 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
Total Loans (USD mn) 1,641,744.147 Dec 2020 monthly Jun 1985 - Dec 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 2.93 Sep 2020 monthly Jun 1986 - Sep 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 175.05 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 1996 - Dec 2020
Monetary Base (CHF mn) 721,260.000 Dec 2020 monthly Jan 1950 - Dec 2020
Monetary Base: Seasonally Adjusted (CHF mn) 720,806.000 Jan 2021 monthly Jan 1980 - Jan 2021
Money Supply: M3 (CHF mn) 1,146,429.000 Jan 2021 monthly Dec 1984 - Jan 2021
Official Reserve Assets: USD (USD mn) 1,078,791.068 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Jan 2021
Official Reserve Assets: USD: Foreign Currency Reserves in Convertibles (FC) (USD mn) 1,009,444.876 Jan 2021 monthly Jun 1999 - Jan 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence: Net Balance (% Point) 22.6 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1995 - Feb 2021
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 24.2 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1996 - Feb 2021

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