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Net Public Debt (As % of GDP) in Switzerland

Source: World Bank, National Statistical Office, IMF estimates (Oct 2020), Helgi Library
Last Updated: Feb 8, 2021

Net public debt as a share of GDP reached 20.2 % in 2018 in Switzerland, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 5.09 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, net public debt as a share of GDP in Switzerland reached an all time high of 45.7 % in 2004 and an all time low of 13.5 % in 1990. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, net public debt as a share of GDP in Austria amounted to 50.7 %, 89.3 % in France, 42.7 % in Germany and 123 % in Italy in 2018.

Switzerland has been ranked 70th within the group of 87 countries we follow in terms of net public debt as a share of GDP, 27 places behind the position seen 10 years ago.

Public or government debt is the debt owed by state institutions (or central government).

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