Lebanon - Outstanding Public Debt





Lebanon: Outstanding Public Debt

Mnemonic GDBT.ILBN
Unit Bil. LBP, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Monthly 0.78 %
Data Mar 2020 125,432
Feb 2020 124,464

Series Information

Source Central Bank of Lebanon
Release Public Debt
Frequency Monthly
Start Date 12/31/1993
End Date 3/31/2020

Lebanon: Government

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Outstanding Public Debt Mar 2020 125,432 124,464 Bil. LBP, NSA Monthly
Outstanding Public Debt - Domestic Mar 2020 74,049 73,106 Bil. LBP, NSA Monthly
Outstanding Public Debt - Foreign Mar 2020 34,084 34,068 Mil. USD, NSA Monthly

Release Information

For Lebanon, details of public debt (government debt), reported by two different sources.

Public debt is an obligation of a government. Although individuals are called upon in their capacity as taxpayers to provide funds for payment of interest and principal on the public debt, their private property cannot be attached to meet the obligations if the government fails to do so. Similarly, government property normally cannot be seized to meet these obligations. With sovereign governments, the debt holders can take only such legal action to enforce payment as the governments themselves prescribe.

  • Measurement: Billions of Lebanese pounds (Bil. LBP)
  • Adjustment: Not seasonally adjusted (NSA)
  • Native frequency: Monthly
  • Start date: Uniformly 1993m12

The Lebanese government public debt data is published monthly by the Minstry of Finance and the Lebanese Central Bank. It consists of public debt and local currency debt (in LBP) and foreign currency debt (in USD).

Moody's Analytics supplements

We couput gross outstanding public debt.

Further reading

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