Montserrat: Government debt

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Government debt as percent of GDP

 Latest value 4.67
 Year 2022
 Measure percent
 Data availability 2000 - 2022
 Average 9.41
 Min - Max 4.25 - 27.51
 Source East Carribean Central Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Montserrat from 2000 to 2022. The average value for Montserrat during that period was 9.41 percent with a minimum of 4.25 percent in 2013 and a maximum of 27.51 percent in 2000. The latest value from 2022 is 4.67 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2022 based on 165 countries is 60.91 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Montserrat - Government debt - Recent values chart

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Montserrat - Government debt - historical chart - 2000-2022

The government debt in Montserrat 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.

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