Select Committee on European Union Eighteenth Report


APPENDIX 3 (continued)

Table 2.1 General government consolidated gross debt (percentage of GDP)

  
Former definitions
ESA95 definitions
  
1980
1985
1989
1990
1991
1992
1993
1994
1995
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000
Belgium
76.6
119.3
124.4
124.7
126.5
127.9
134.6
132.7
129.8
-
128.3
123.0
117.4
114.4
110.0
Germany
31.8
41.7
41.8
43.8
40.3
43.0
47.0
49.3
57.0
-
59.8
60.9
60.7
61.0
60.7
Spain
16.8
41.9
41.4
43.2
43.9
46.3
57.9
60.4
63.2
-
68.1
66.7
64.9
63.5
62.3
France
19.3
30.3
33.9
34.9
35.2
39.0
44.3
47.6
51.9
-
57.1
59.0
59.3
58.6
58.2
Ireland
67.7
98.6
98.7
92.6
92.4
90.0
94.0
88.1
80.8
-
74.1
65.3
55.6
52.4
45.2
Italy
57.9
81.9
95.4
97.3
100.6
107.7
118.1
123.8
123.2
-
122.2
119.8
116.3
114.9
110.8
Luxembourg
11.8
12.3
6.8
4.5
4.0
4.8
5.8
5.4
5.6
-
6.2
6.0
6.4
6.2
5.8
Netherlands
45.1
68.7
76.0
75.6
75.7
76.4
77.6
74.0
75.5
-
75.3
70.3
67.0
63.7
58.7
Austria
35.8
48.8
57.6
56.8
57.0
56.9
61.4
64.2
68.0
-
68.3
63.9
63.5
64.6
64.0
Portugal
31.9
60.8
62.2
64.2
66.1
58.8
62.0
62.7
64.7
-
63.6
60.3
56.5
56.7
57.0
Finland
11.5
16.2
14.7
14.3
22.7
40.7
56.8
58.3
56.6
-
57.1
54.1
49.0
47.1
42.7
EU-11
34.7
51.9
56.7
58.1
57.9
61.2
66.1
68.4
71.6
-
74.9
74.7
73.1
72.3
70.5
UK
54.7
54.1
37.7
35.0
35.1
41.1
47.8
49.8
52.0
-
52.7
50.9
48.4
45.9
42.4
US
26.5
38.2
41.3
44.7
48.3
50.4
51.9
51.1
50.0
-
49.2
46.6
43.4
40.1
-
Japan
40.9
54.5
58.1
55.8
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-

Source: European Commission, Public Finances in EMU-2000. For US and Japan, OECD data from Datastream
Note: "General government" is central, regional and local governments taken together.



 
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