Your QUICK And EASY Guide To Eurozone Government Debt Burdens

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The markets are living and dying on news regarding the Eurozone debt crisis, which is quite complicated. That’s why Morgan Stanley put together a comprehensive guide on how everything financial works on the continent.

We found their listing of European government debt as a percentage of GDP in the biggest Euro economies particularly useful. So, we’ve prepared it for you, by country, in a slideshow.

This should give you some insight as to how big the problem really is for each country: who’s owing, who’s paying, and who’s next.

Finland

Government Debt % to GDP:

2010: 48%

2011E: 53%

2012E: 56%

Interest Burden (% of GDP):

2010: 1.4%

2011E: 1.4%

2012E: 1.5%

Spain

Government Debt % to GDP:

2010: 60%

2011E: 68%

2012E: 74%

Interest Burden (% of GDP):

2010: 1.6%

2011E: 2.8%

2012E: 3.2%

Netherlands

Government Debt % to GDP:

2010: 63%

2011E: 65%

2012E: 68%

Interest Burden (% of GDP):

2010: 1.2%

2011E: 1.5%

2012E: 1.7%

Austria

Government Debt % to GDP:

2010: 72%

2011E: 73%

2012E: 74%

Interest Burden (% of GDP):

2010: 2.6%

2011E: 3.0%

2012E: 2.9%

France

Government Debt % to GDP:

2010: 82%

2011E: 85%

2012E: 89%

Interest Burden (% of GDP):

2010: 2.5%

2011E: 2.7%

2012E: 2.9%

Germany

Government Debt % to GDP:

2010: 83%

2011E: 83%

2012E: 82%

Interest Burden (% of GDP):

2010: 2.4%

2011E: 2.4%

2012E: 2.3%

Portugal

Government Debt % to GDP:

2010: 93%

2011E: 99%

2012E: 106%

Interest Burden (% of GDP):

2010: 3.0%

2011E: 3.3%

2012E: 4.0%

Ireland

Government Debt % to GDP:

2010: 96%

2011E: 111%

2012E: 118%

Interest Burden (% of GDP):

2010: 3.2%

2011E: 3.8%

2012E: 4.5%

Belgium

Government Debt % to GDP:

2010: 97%

2011E: 97%

2012E: 97%

Interest Burden (% of GDP):

2010: 3.4%

2011E: 3.5%

2012E: 3.6%

Italy

Government Debt % to GDP:

2010: 119%

2011E: 120%

2012E: 121%

Interest Burden (% of GDP):

2010: 4.5%

2011E: 5.0%

2012E: 5.6%

Greece

Government Debt % to GDP:

2010: 143%

2011E: 169%

2012E: 178%

Interest Burden (% of GDP):

2010: 5.5%

2011E: 5.9%

2012E: 6.1%

Euro Area

Government Debt (% of GDP):

2010: 86%

2011E: 88%

2012E: 93%

Interest Burden (% of GDP):

2010: 2.71%

2011E: 3.0%

2012E: 3.3%

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