This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.
Gross debt as a proportion of total trade worldwide exports
General government consolidated gross debt as a percentage of total trade worldwide exports.
|Unit of measurement||
Debt represents the general government consolidated gross debt (Maastricht). It is made up of the sum of total central government gross debt, total local government gross debt, and cross holdings of local and central government gross debt.
Exports of goods and services is represented by total trade worldwide exports in current prices.
General government consolidated gross debt divided by exports of goods and services, then multiplied by 100 to obtain a percentage.
“Exports of goods and services” data concepts, and concepts of public and publicly guaranteed external debt data are both in accordance with the sixth edition of the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position Manual (BPM6). Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.
|Data last updated||28 April 2023|
|Metadata last updated||28 April 2023|