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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 588.5 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 30,798 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 USD14,079 USD
19991.45 bn USD217 USD14,032 USD
20001.39 bn USD203 USD11,232 USD
20011.39 bn USD197 USD11,255 USD
20021.29 bn USD177 USD12,258 USD
20031.25 bn USD166 USD15,286 USD
20041.33 bn USD172 USD17,595 USD
20051.77 bn USD222 USD18,327 USD
20060.59 bn USD72 USD18,877 USD
20071.17 bn USD138 USD20,898 USD
20081.79 bn USD206 USD24,086 USD
20091.83 bn USD204 USD25,361 USD
20102.00 bn USD218 USD26,496 USD
20112.34 bn USD247 USD29,231 USD
20122.18 bn USD224 USD28,174 USD
20132.32 bn USD232 USD29,981 USD
20142.96 bn USD288 USD30,648 USD
20153.52 bn USD333 USD25,920 USD
20164.25 bn USD391 USD26,262 USD
20175.03 bn USD450 USD27,025 USD
20185.86 bn USD510 USD28,454 USD
20195.93 bn USD503 USD27,178 USD
20207.22 bn USD596 USD30,798 USD


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



      Benin       European Union


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