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).