Public Debt (USD) in South Korea

Public debt reached 668 USD bil in 2018 in South Korea, according to the National Statistical Office. This is 9.74 % more than in the previous year.

Historically, public debt in South Korea reached an all time high of 668 USD bil in 2018 and an all time low of 32.1 USD bil in 1997. When compared to South Korea's main peers, public debt in China amounted to 6,743 USD bil, 12,079 USD bil in Japan and 140 USD bil in Vietnam in 2018.

South Korea has been ranked 13th within the group of 167 countries we follow in terms of public debt, 7 places above the position seen 10 years ago.


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