The gross public debt of 50 major countries exceeded the mark of 65 trln dollars and keeps gathering pace. In 2012-2013 the debt expansion is forecasted for some European region members, such as Spain, France, Greece, Portugal and Ireland.
Last years the external debt of the world major countries has expanded due to government injections, including the borrowings from non-residents. The US external debt became equal to the GDP size of 2011. However, the United States gives the leading positions to such countries as Ireland, where the debt rate exceeds the GDP tenfold, the UK debt rate is below the GDP value by 4 times, and in Netherlands and Hong Kong - the gap is threefold.
The lowest reading is fixed in Japan - below 50% of the gross domestic product.
The Japanese public debt amounts to 226% of GDP (with internal borrowings taken into account).
Then goes Greece with its state debt of 161% of GDP. Italy is at the third place - 120% of GDP which has been applying all its efforts now to avoid the Greek scenario.