The UK's public sector net debt was equivalent to 84.7 percent of the country's GDP in 2017-18 fiscal year. Government Debt to GDP in the United Kingdom averaged 44.04 percent from 1975 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 85.10 percent in 2017 and a record low of 21.80 percent in 1991.

Government Debt to GDP in the United Kingdom is expected to be 83.40 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the United Kingdom Public Sector Net Debt to GDP is projected to trend around 79.50 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Government Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Government Debt to GDP 84.70 85.10 85.10 21.80 percent [+]
Government Budget -2.00 -2.30 4.80 -9.90 percent of GDP [+]
Government Budget Value -2429.00 -2778.00 19203.00 -15378.00 GBP Million [+]
Government Spending 94208.00 92768.00 94208.00 31579.00 GBP Million [+]
Government Spending to GDP 38.50 38.80 46.40 34.10 percent [+]
Government Debt -4463.00 -6150.00 14588.00 -19956.00 GBP Million [+]
Military Expenditure 46883.00 46433.00 56163.00 25916.00 USD Million [+]
Credit Rating 94.83 [+]
Asylum Applications 3315.00 3720.00 5040.00 1655.00 persons [+]
Government Revenues 56684.00 61246.00 78738.00 17298.00 GBP Million [+]


United Kingdom Public Sector Net Debt to GDP

Generally, Government debt as a percent of GDP is used by investors to measure a country ability to make future payments on its debt, thus affecting the country borrowing costs and government bond yields. This page provides - United Kingdom Government Debt To GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. United Kingdom Public Sector Net Debt to GDP - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
84.70 85.10 85.10 21.80 1975 - 2018 percent Yearly




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Spain 97.10 Dec/18
Canada 90.60 Dec/18
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Russia 13.50 Dec/17


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