Public deficit and public debt ratios


Dernière mise à jour le :13/10/2016


The public deficit and public debt ratios are the two main public finance indicators that the Member States of the European Union send to the European Commission in early March and early September in compliance with the Maastricht Treaty. The ratios are calculated as a percentage of GDP. They are based on the notions of national accounts (European System of Accounts SEC2010) and in particular on the definition of the sector of general government.