Historical Public Debt (HPDD) [HPDD]

The Historical Public Debt Database contains unbalanced panel data on Gross Domestic Product, Gross Government Debt, and Gross Government Debt-to-GDP Ratio for 187 countries. The series spans the years 1800 through 2015 although each country’s data depends on its date of independence and data availability. The database was constructed by bringing together a number of other datasets and information from original sources. For the most recent years, the data are linked to the IMF World Economic Outlook (WEO) database to facilitate regular updates.

Updated by provider on November 30, 2016 (12:00 AM)

Frequency [FREQ]
Reference Area [REF_AREA]
Indicator [INDICATOR]

Dataset has 191 series. Add search filters to narrow them.

Notes
  • Temporal Coverage: Annual dates ranging 1800 – 2020 (2015-2020 are projections)
  • Geographic Coverage: 187 countries
  • Methodology: The dataset is comprised of spliced data taken from the WEO and IMF Staff Reports.
  • Sectoral Coverage: Fiscal
  • Code: HPDD
Dimension codes and labels
[FREQ] Frequency
  • [A] Annual
[REF_AREA] Reference Area
  • [5Y] Eastern Caribbean Currency Union
  • [AE] United Arab Emirates
  • [AF] Afghanistan
  • [AG] Antigua and Barbuda
  • [AI] Anguilla
  • [AL] Albania
  • [AM] Armenia
  • [AO] Angola
  • [AR] Argentina
  • [AT] Austria
  • [AU] Australia
  • [AZ] Azerbaijan
  • [BA] Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • [BB] Barbados
  • [BD] Bangladesh
  • [BE] Belgium
  • [BF] Burkina Faso
  • [BG] Bulgaria
  • [BH] Bahrain
  • [BI] Burundi
  • [BJ] Benin
  • [BN] Brunei Darussalam
  • [BO] Bolivia
  • [BR] Brazil
  • [BS] Bahamas
  • [BT] Bhutan
  • [BW] Botswana
  • [BY] Belarus
  • [BZ] Belize
  • [CA] Canada
  • [CD] Congo, the Democratic Republic of the
  • [CF] Central African Republic
  • [CG] Congo
  • [CH] Switzerland
  • [CI] Cote d`Ivoire
  • [CL] Chile
  • [CM] Cameroon
  • [CN] China
  • [CO] Colombia
  • [CR] Costa Rica
  • [CV] Cape Verde
  • [CY] Cyprus
  • [CZ] Czech Republic
  • [DE] Germany
  • [DJ] Djibouti
  • [DK] Denmark
  • [DM] Dominica
  • [DO] Dominican Republic
  • [DZ] Algeria
  • [EC] Ecuador
  • [EE] Estonia
  • [EG] Egypt
  • [ER] Eritrea
  • [ES] Spain
  • [ET] Ethiopia
  • [FI] Finland
  • [FJ] Fiji
  • [FM] Micronesia, Federated States of
  • [FR] France
  • [GA] Gabon
  • [GB] United Kingdom
  • [GD] Grenada
  • [GE] Georgia
  • [GH] Ghana
  • [GM] Gambia
  • [GN] Guinea
  • [GQ] Equatorial Guinea
  • [GR] Greece
  • [GT] Guatemala
  • [GW] Guinea-Bissau
  • [GY] Guyana
  • [HK] Hong Kong, China
  • [HN] Honduras
  • [HR] Croatia
  • [HT] Haiti
  • [HU] Hungary
  • [ID] Indonesia
  • [IE] Ireland
  • [IL] Israel
  • [IN] India
  • [IQ] Iraq
  • [IR] Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • [IS] Iceland
  • [IT] Italy
  • [JM] Jamaica
  • [JO] Jordan
  • [JP] Japan
  • [KE] Kenya
  • [KG] Kyrgyzstan
  • [KH] Cambodia
  • [KI] Kiribati
  • [KM] Comoros
  • [KN] Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • [KR] Korea, Republic of
  • [KW] Kuwait
  • [KZ] Kazakhstan
  • [LA] Lao People`s Democratic Republic
  • [LB] Lebanon
  • [LC] Saint Lucia
  • [LK] Sri Lanka
  • [LR] Liberia
  • [LS] Lesotho
  • [LT] Lithuania
  • [LU] Luxembourg
  • [LV] Latvia
  • [LY] Libya
  • [MA] Morocco
  • [MD] Moldova, Republic of
  • [ME] Montenegro
  • [MG] Madagascar
  • [MH] Marshall islands
  • [MK] North Macedonia, Republic of
  • [ML] Mali
  • [MM] Myanmar
  • [MN] Mongolia
  • [MR] Mauritania
  • [MT] Malta
  • [MU] Mauritius
  • [MV] Maldives
  • [MW] Malawi
  • [MX] Mexico
  • [MY] Malaysia
  • [MZ] Mozambique
  • [NA] Namibia
  • [NE] Niger
  • [NG] Nigeria
  • [NI] Nicaragua
  • [NL] Netherlands
  • [NO] Norway
  • [NP] Nepal
  • [NZ] New Zealand
  • [OM] Oman
  • [PA] Panama
  • [PE] Peru
  • [PG] Papua New Guinea
  • [PH] Philippines
  • [PK] Pakistan
  • [PL] Poland
  • [PR] Puerto Rico
  • [PT] Portugal
  • [PY] Paraguay
  • [QA] Qatar
  • [RO] Romania
  • [RS] Serbia
  • [RU] Russian Federation
  • [RW] Rwanda
  • [SA] Saudi Arabia
  • [SB] Solomon Islands
  • [SC] Seychelles
  • [SD] Sudan
  • [SE] Sweden
  • [SG] Singapore
  • [SI] Slovenia
  • [SK] Slovakia
  • [SL] Sierra Leone
  • [SM] San Marino
  • [SN] Senegal
  • [SR] Suriname
  • [SS] South Sudan
  • [ST] Sao Tome and Principe
  • [SV] El Salvador
  • [SY] Syrian Arab Republic
  • [SZ] Swaziland
  • [TD] Chad
  • [TG] Togo
  • [TH] Thailand
  • [TJ] Tajikistan
  • [TM] Turkmenistan
  • [TN] Tunisia
  • [TO] Tonga
  • [TR] Turkey
  • [TT] Trinidad and Tobago
  • [TV] Tuvalu
  • [TW] Taiwan, Province of China
  • [TZ] Tanzania, United Republic of
  • [U2] Euro area (Member States and Institutions of the Euro Area) changing composition
  • [UA] Ukraine
  • [UG] Uganda
  • [US] United States
  • [UY] Uruguay
  • [UZ] Uzbekistan
  • [VC] Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • [VE] Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic
  • [VN] Viet Nam
  • [VU] Vanuatu
  • [WS] Samoa
  • [XK] Kosovo
  • [YE] Yemen
  • [ZA] South Africa
  • [ZM] Zambia
  • [ZW] Zimbabwe
[INDICATOR] Indicator
  • [GGXWDG_GDP] Debt to GDP Ratio
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