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Global Debt To Hit All Time High $255 Trillion, 330% Of World GDP

• https://www.zerohedge.com, by Tyler Durden

Addressing the third, yesterday the Institute of International Finance reported that global debt has now hit $250 trillion and is expected to hit a record $255 trillion at the end of 2019, up $12 trillion from $243 trillion at the end of 2018, and nearly $32,500 for each of the 7.7 billion people on planet.

"With few signs of slowdown in the pace of debt accumulation, we estimate that global debt will surpass $255 trillion this year," the IIF said in the report.

The surge was driven by a $7.5 trillion surge in the first half of the year which was used to reverse the global slowdown that sent stocks into a bear market in 2018, and which shows no signs of slowing. Around 60% of that jump came from the United States and China. Government debt alone is set to top $70 trillion this year, as will overall debt (government, corporate and financial sector) of emerging-market countries.

The total debt breakdown as of Dec. 31 is as follows:

Household debt: $47.9 trillion

Non-financial corporate: $75.7 trillion

Government: $70 trillion

Financial corporate: $61.7 trillion

And this is what the total debt picture was like at the start of the century, 20 years ago...


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