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Gross debt in Benin

The government gross debt refers to the total of all sums of money that have to be paid to other countries, communities or institutions. On the other hand not included in the gross debt are the demands of a country to foreign ones.

The gross debt in Benin in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 430.2 million and 7.2 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at 7 billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is in Benin a debt of 596 USD per person. For comparison: The average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,780 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 22 years in billion USD




YearBenin totalBenin per capitaEU per capita
19981.02 bn USD158 USD12,387 USD
19991.06 bn USD159 USD12,342 USD
20001.02 bn USD148 USD9,877 USD
20011.02 bn USD144 USD9,894 USD
20020.94 bn USD129 USD10,773 USD
20030.91 bn USD121 USD13,433 USD
20040.97 bn USD125 USD15,459 USD
20051.30 bn USD162 USD16,095 USD
20060.43 bn USD52 USD16,570 USD
20070.85 bn USD101 USD18,334 USD
20081.31 bn USD150 USD21,119 USD
20091.33 bn USD149 USD22,222 USD
20102.00 bn USD218 USD26,496 USD
20112.34 bn USD247 USD29,231 USD
20122.18 bn USD224 USD28,064 USD
20132.32 bn USD232 USD29,836 USD
20142.96 bn USD288 USD30,512 USD
20153.52 bn USD333 USD25,813 USD
20164.25 bn USD391 USD26,165 USD
20175.03 bn USD450 USD26,931 USD
20185.86 bn USD510 USD28,362 USD
20195.93 bn USD503 USD27,095 USD
20207.22 bn USD596 USD30,780 USD


Comparison of the gross debt per capita with the European Union in Euro



      Benin       European Union


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