Burundi: Government debt

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 Burundi

Government debt as percent of GDP

 Latest value 57.9
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2007 - 2022
 Average 51.71
 Min - Max 31.8 - 120.8
 Source Bank of Burundi
For that indicator, we provide data for Burundi from 2007 to 2022. The average value for Burundi during that period was 51.71 percent with a minimum of 31.8 percent in 2013 and a maximum of 120.8 percent in 2007. The latest value from 2022 is 57.9 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 146 countries is 62.03 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Recent values chart
Burundi - Government debt - recent values

Historical chart
Burundi - Government debt - historical chart - 2007-2022




The government debt in Burundi and other countries is calculated as the total amount owed by the national government to domestic and international lenders. It is reported as percent of GDP so that we can evaluate its magnitude relative to the size of the economy.

Government debt of about 60 percent or less of GDP is not considered a problem. The government can make payments without strain and even has some room to borrow more. If debt levels reach 80-90 percent that may have negative effects on the economy. Debt above 120 percent of GDP is quite detrimental.
Definition: Debt is the entire stock of direct government fixed-term contractual obligations to others outstanding on a particular date. It includes domestic and foreign liabilities such as currency and money deposits, securities other than shares, and loans. It is the gross amount of government liabilities reduced by the amount of equity and financial derivatives held by the government. Because debt is a stock rather than a flow, it is measured as of a given date, usually the last day of the fiscal year.


 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Government spending, percent of GDP 30.98 2022 percent
 Government spending, in dollars 1.03 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Fiscal balance, percent of GDP -5.10 2022 percent
 Government debt 57.90 2022 percent
 Tax revenue 13.60 1999 percent
 Commercial tax rate 41.20 2019 percent
 Tax preparation time 232 2019 hours
 Number of taxes 24 2019 taxes
 Taxes on goods and services 37.99 1999 percent
 Taxes on international trade 17.42 1999 percent
 Income and profits taxes 18.15 1999 percent
 Foreign aid 590.43 2021 million U.S. dollars
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