National Balance Sheet Accounts

Gross debt of institutional unit, category

Gross debt often referred to as "total debt" or "total debt liabilities", consists of all liabilities that are debt instruments. All liabilities are considered debt, except for liabilities in the form of equity, investment fund shares, financial derivatives and employee stock options.

Institutional unit refers to an economic entity that is capable, in its own right, of owning assets, incurring liabilities, and engaging in economic activities and in transactions with other entities. There is a hierarchical relationship between institutional units and establishments. An institutional unit contains one or more entire establishment(s); an establishment belongs to one and only one institutional unit. There are two main types of units in the real world that may qualify as institutional units, namely persons or groups of persons in the form of households, and legal or social entities.

The data for this variable are reported using the following classifications and/or lists:

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