Net public debt as a share of GDP reached 89.4 % in 2019 in France, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 0.067 % more than in the previous year.
Historically, net public debt as a share of GDP in France reached an all time high of 89.4 % in 2019 and an all time low of 13.2 % in 1983. When compared to France's main peers, net public debt as a share of GDP in Belgium amounted to 85.8 %, 41.1 % in Germany, 123 % in Italy and 81.3 % in Spain in 2019.
France has been ranked 5th within the group of 86 countries we follow in terms of net public debt as a share of GDP, 4 places above the position seen 10 years ago.
Public or government debt is the debt owed by state institutions (or central government).