The UK's public sector net debt was equivalent to 80.8 percent of the country's GDP in 2018-19 fiscal year.

Government Debt to GDP in the United Kingdom averaged 44.18 percent from 1975 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 82.90 percent in 2017 and a record low of 21.70 percent in 1991. 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 - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on June of 2020. source: Office for Budget Responsibility, UK

Government Debt to GDP in the United Kingdom is expected to reach 95.00 percent by the end of 2020, 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 100.00 percent in 2021 and 104.00 percent in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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United Kingdom Public Sector Net Debt to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
80.80 82.60 82.90 21.70 1975 - 2019 percent Yearly

United Kingdom Government Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Government Debt to GDP 80.80 82.60 82.90 21.70 percent [+]
Government Budget -1.80 -2.70 4.80 -10.20 percent of GDP [+]
Government Budget Value -57890.00 -10923.00 18487.00 -57890.00 GBP Million [+]
Government Spending 98140.00 100767.00 100767.00 32139.00 GBP Million [+]
Government Spending to GDP 39.30 40.00 46.50 34.50 percent [+]
Government Debt -61357.00 -14005.00 12390.00 -61357.00 GBP Million [+]
Military Expenditure 46883.00 46433.00 56163.00 25916.00 USD Million [+]
Credit Rating 91.00 [+]
Asylum Applications 3935.00 4415.00 5170.00 1655.00 persons [+]
Government Revenues 45614.00 62687.00 81718.00 17491.00 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.