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Debt levels versus economic development, 1960-2015

How much should we worry about high debt levels in China? This chart shows outstanding debt levels versus economic development for a range of economies through time.

Sources: BlackRock Investment Institute, Bank for International Settlements and IMF, November 2016

Notes: The dots plot debt as a share of GDP versus GDP per capita for 37 countries from 1960 to 2015. GDP per capita is shown in 2009 U.S. dollars at purchasing power parity. Some countries lack complete data.