Debt

General Government Debt Projections

General Government Debt (GGD) is a measure of the total gross consolidated debt of the State compiled by the Central Statistics Office (CSO). It is the measure used for comparative purposes across the European Union.

National Debt is the net debt incurred by the Exchequer after taking account of cash and other financial assets. Gross National Debt is the principal component of GGD. The NTMA’s responsibilities relate to National Debt only.

Historical And Forecast General Government Debt

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    General Government Debt €bn% of General Government Revenue% of Modified gross national income (GNI*)% of GDP

    2023F206205%87%52%
    2022F204212%89%53%
    2021F204221%93%55%
    2020F197
    221%93%56%
    2019F205239%102%61%
    2018206251%107%65%
    2017201263%111%68%
    2016201273%114%73%
    2015202284%125%77%
    2014203308%137%104%
    2013215350%157%120%
    2012210353%166%120%
    2011190328%150%111%
    2010144260%112%86%
    2009105185%78%62%
    200880122%51%42%
    20074766%28%24%
    20064464%28%24%
    20054475%31%26%
    20044482%33%28%
    20034490%35%30%
    20024293%37%31%
    20014199%39%33%
    200039101%42%36%
    199943128%54%47%
    199841141%57%51%
    199743163%68%62%
    199642180%76%70%

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    NOTES & SOURCES

    General Government Debt, Revenue, Modified Gross National Income (GNI*) and GDP figures are subject to revision.     

    Historical General Government Debt, Revenue, Modified Gross National Income (GNI*) and GDP: CSO

    Forecast Figures: Department of Finance (SPU 2019, April 2019)

     
  • Historical National Debt


    Gross National DebtCash and Other Financial AssetsNational Debt

    €bn€bn€bn
    2018
    205
    18
    188
    201719913186
    201619711186
    201519714183
    201419715182
    201319824174
    201216224138
    201113718119
    20101101693
    2009972275
    2008732250
    200742538
    200640436
    200540238
    200440238
    200339238
    200238236
    200139236
    200039337
    199942240
    199839238
    199740139
    199639138

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    NOTES & SOURCES

    Figures for 2018 are unaudited

    Rounding may affect totals.

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