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New Data: Cross-country - IMF Global Debt Database
Wednesday, 06 Feb 2019 03:26 ET
By Victoria Donu
February 2019 -- Data Buffet now carries the IMF Global Debt Database (GDD) with select private and public debt measures for 190 countries (935 new annual series from 1950).

Dataset properties:

  • Measurements: Billions of national currency units (Bil. NCU), percent of GDP (%)
  • Geo coverage: 190 individual countries
  • Do all concept-geo pairs exist: No
  • Native frequency: Annual
  • Start date: Varies; between 1950 and 2015

The series reside in the historical catalog (Cross-Country Datasets » International Monetary Fund (IMF) » Global Debt Database) and include, for example:

  • IMFGDDLGDPUA.ICMR = Nominal gross domestic product (Bil. NCU) - for Cameroon
  • IMFGDD%RNTUA.IROU = Total private - All instruments, (% of GDP) - for Romania
  • IMFGDD%PUTUA.IARG = Public sector debt (% of GDP) - for Argentina

Because catalog locations are subject to change, the upper-right search box on DataBuffet.com provides a "find in catalog" mode that accepts a mnemonic.


See also

Related ReleaseGlobal Debt Database (GDD)
SourceInternational Monetary Fund (IMF)
Release DateReference date
09 Jul 20202019
13 May 20212020