by Matt Rosenberg October 10th, 2012
From the International Monetary Fund’s October 2012 World Economic Outlook database comes this data visualization we easily built at the Google Public Data Explorer site, depicting the gross debt of selected nations as a percentage of their gross domestic product, or annual economic output. The period covered is 1997 into 2010 or 2011, with projections to 2015. Click on “explore data” to create other visualizations from the same new IMF database, choosing different econometrics and nations. (UPDATE: Here are two more we’ve done – on oil imports and per-capita GDP for 25 nations – baked into one post).