Public debt

In 2017, the Belgian consolidated general government gross debt amounted to 103.1% of gross domestic product. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, public debt must be reduced.

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Public debt - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of gross domestic product

 199520002005201020122015201620172017//19952017//2012
Belgium130.5108.894.799.7104.3106.1105.9103.1-1.1-0.2
EU28--60.161.578.983.984.583.381.6---0.6
//: Average Growth Rates

National Accounts Institute; Eurostat (2018), Government deficit/surplus, debt and associated data [gov_10dd_edpt1], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 15/10/2018).

UN target: 17.13 - Enhance global macroeconomic stability, including through policy coordination and policy coherence.

UN indicator: the selected indicator does not correspond to a UN indicator, but is related to UN target 17.13.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

This indicator is also included in another database of the Federal Planning Bureau, additionally providing regional data for Belgium: the indicators of the innovation system.

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