Use Bank for International Settlements data to compare China’s corporate, government, and household debt with those of other countries.
Debt as a Percentage of GDP
In 2017, China’s total debt amounted to 255.7 percent of its gross domestic product. View
China’s government debt is slightly larger than that of South Korea (38.1 percent), but is dwarfed by the United States (99 percent) and Japan (212.9 percent). View
As of 2016, China’s corporate debt stood at 160.3 percent, placing it behind Hong Kong’s (232.2 percent), but well ahead of Japan (99.9 percent) and the United States (73.6 percent). View