Percent of gross
      domestic product*
                            NET DEBT        BUDGET
                        INTEREST PAYMENTS   DEFICIT
      U.S.                    2.1%          1.8%
      JAPAN                   0.5           1.8
      GERMANY                 3.8           2.4
      FRANCE                  3.4           5.0
      ITALY                  10.6           9.1
      BRITAIN                 2.6           4.7
      CANADA                  4.6           4.7
      *1995 estimate, includes all levels of government
      DATA: ORGANIZATION FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION & DEVELOPMENT
      
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