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household debts in Botswana

Gross debt in Botswana

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

The gross debt in Botswana in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 431.2 million and 3.3 billion USD. The hightest level within the past 22 years was reached in 2011. However, the liabilities in 2020 have been only three billion USD

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 1,177 USD per person. For comparison, the average debt per person in the same year in the European Union was 30,783 USD.


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Gross debt of the last 22 years in billion USD




YearBotswana totalBotswana per capitaEU per capita
19980.59 bn USD378 USD14,079 USD
19990.54 bn USD338 USD14,032 USD
20000.49 bn USD300 USD11,232 USD
20010.43 bn USD257 USD11,255 USD
20020.48 bn USD281 USD12,258 USD
20030.57 bn USD326 USD15,286 USD
20040.99 bn USD562 USD17,595 USD
20050.80 bn USD444 USD18,327 USD
20060.69 bn USD378 USD18,877 USD
20070.64 bn USD343 USD20,898 USD
20080.87 bn USD452 USD24,086 USD
20092.00 bn USD1,023 USD25,361 USD
20102.85 bn USD1,433 USD26,496 USD
20113.28 bn USD1,628 USD29,231 USD
20122.96 bn USD1,451 USD28,174 USD
20132.80 bn USD1,359 USD29,981 USD
20142.82 bn USD1,350 USD30,648 USD
20152.57 bn USD1,117 USD25,918 USD
20162.48 bn USD1,052 USD26,261 USD
20172.37 bn USD986 USD27,024 USD
20182.69 bn USD1,098 USD28,448 USD
20192.69 bn USD1,077 USD27,168 USD
20203.00 bn USD1,177 USD30,783 USD


Comparison of gross debt per capita with the European Union in U.S. dollars



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