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household debts in Burkina Faso

Gross debt in Burkina Faso

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 Burkina Faso in the period from 1998 to 2020 was between 1.3 billion and 8.3 billion USD. The highest level of the last years at eight billion US Dollar was reached in 2020.

Based on the number of inhabitants, this is a debt of 388 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




YearBurkina Faso totalBurkina Faso per capitaEU per capita
19981.34 bn USD122 USD14,079 USD
19991.57 bn USD140 USD14,032 USD
20001.41 bn USD121 USD11,232 USD
20011.49 bn USD125 USD11,255 USD
20021.57 bn USD128 USD12,258 USD
20031.88 bn USD149 USD15,286 USD
20042.22 bn USD170 USD17,595 USD
20052.41 bn USD180 USD18,327 USD
20061.32 bn USD95 USD18,877 USD
20071.74 bn USD122 USD20,898 USD
20082.18 bn USD148 USD24,086 USD
20092.45 bn USD161 USD25,361 USD
20102.81 bn USD180 USD26,496 USD
20112.96 bn USD184 USD29,231 USD
20123.17 bn USD191 USD28,174 USD
20133.48 bn USD204 USD29,981 USD
20143.70 bn USD211 USD30,648 USD
20153.71 bn USD198 USD25,918 USD
20164.27 bn USD221 USD26,261 USD
20174.75 bn USD239 USD27,024 USD
20186.03 bn USD296 USD28,448 USD
20196.80 bn USD324 USD27,168 USD
20208.35 bn USD388 USD30,783 USD


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



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