US Public Debt as % of GDP:

99.21% for Q3 2013
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US Public Debt as % of GDP is at 99.21%, compared to 100.7% last quarter and 98.75% last year. This is higher than the long term average of 51.81%.

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Sept. 30, 2013 99.21%
June 30, 2013 100.7%
March 31, 2013 101.6%
Dec. 31, 2012 100.6%
Sept. 30, 2012 98.75%
June 30, 2012 98.51%
March 31, 2012 97.81%
Dec. 31, 2011 96.44%
Sept. 30, 2011 94.89%
June 30, 2011 92.77%
March 31, 2011 93.65%
Dec. 31, 2010 92.09%
Sept. 30, 2010 90.06%
June 30, 2010 88.67%
March 31, 2010 87.00%
Dec. 31, 2009 84.52%
Sept. 30, 2009 82.80%
June 30, 2009 80.51%
March 31, 2009 77.36%
Dec. 31, 2008 73.54%
Sept. 30, 2008 67.54%
June 30, 2008 64.08%
March 31, 2008 64.32%
Dec. 31, 2007 62.83%
Sept. 30, 2007 61.82%
   
June 30, 2007 61.48%
March 31, 2007 62.17%
Dec. 31, 2006 61.70%
Sept. 30, 2006 61.16%
June 30, 2006 61.00%
March 31, 2006 61.33%
Dec. 31, 2005 61.05%
Sept. 30, 2005 60.07%
June 30, 2005 60.39%
March 31, 2005 60.68%
Dec. 31, 2004 60.46%
Sept. 30, 2004 59.66%
June 30, 2004 59.71%
March 31, 2004 59.47%
Dec. 31, 2003 59.21%
Sept. 30, 2003 58.33%
June 30, 2003 58.66%
March 31, 2003 57.53%
Dec. 31, 2002 57.68%
Sept. 30, 2002 56.42%
June 30, 2002 56.01%
March 31, 2002 55.42%
Dec. 31, 2001 55.53%
Sept. 30, 2001 54.56%
June 30, 2001 53.82%

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US Public Debt as % of GDP Summary

  • Last Value: 99.21%
  • Latest Period: Sep 2013
  • Updated: Nov 25, 2014, 8:44 AM EST
  • Next Release:
  • Frequency: Quarterly
  • Unit: Percent
  • Adjustment: N/A
  • Long Term Average: 51.81%
  • Value Previously: 100.7%
  • Change From Previous: -1.50%
  • Value One Year Ago: 98.75%
  • Change From One Year Ago: 0.46%
  • First Period: Mar 1966
  • First Value: 40.26%
  • Notes: Total US Public Debt divided by Gross Domestic Product.

US Public Debt as % of GDP Excel Add-In Codes

  • Indicator Code: I:USPDGDP
  • Indicator Name: =YCI("I:USPDGDP","name")
  • Latest Value: =YCP("I:USPDGDP")
  • Last 5 Values: =YCS("I:USPDGDP",,-4)

To find the codes for any of our financial metrics, see our Complete Reference of Metric Codes.

About Public Debt of GDP

Relation of the debt to the size of a country's GDP. A high public debt as a % of GDP is viewed as risky and potentially impacts sovereign debt ratings.
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